Texas man who drowned in southern Montana river identified

10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Tuesday, July 16 2019 Jul 16, 2019 July 16, 2019 9:22 PM July 16, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a 74-year-old Texas man who was found dead in a river in southern Montana.

The Billings Gazette reports Whitson Etheridge II, of Houston, went missing the night of July 10, and searchers used dogs and a helicopter equipped with an infrared system to comb the area. He was found dead in the Shields River near Livingston the following morning.

Park County Coroner Al Jenkins says Etheridge drowned, and there is nothing criminal about the death.

Jenkins did not know how Etheridge ended up in the water.

Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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