Body of Woodinville fisherman found in Yellowstone River

  • Thu Aug 16th, 2012 4:23pm
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Associated Press

LIVINGSTON, Mont. — The body of a Woodinville man was recovered from the Yellowstone River in Montana shortly after his wife reported she was unable to reach him at a cabin where he had been staying during a fishing vacation.

Rescuers recovered the body of Roger Alan Barngrover, 63, in the river in the Big Timber area. Sweet Grass County Sheriff Dan Tonrud said an autopsy found Barngrover died of a cardiac event.

The Livingston Enterprise reports Barngrover’s wife called Park County officials early Wednesday afternoon. Later that afternoon, deputies learned that someone had found a one-man pontoon fishing boat on the Yellowstone in Sweet Grass County. The man said he had seen Barngrover fishing Tuesday afternoon.

Barngrover’s body was located at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday about two miles from where his raft was found.