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Rosebud County Sheriff's Office

A body was recovered from the Tongue River on Thursday

Authorities have identified a body that was recovered from the Tongue River near Ashland in Rosebud County.

David Walksalong, 52, of Ashland, was found in the Tongue River on Thursday afternoon, said Rosebud County Coroner Frank Arb.  

Arb said it's likely Walksalong died from drowning, but the autopsy results are pending. The autopsy was in progress Friday afternoon. 

Family members have been notified, the sheriff's office said.

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is investigating. 

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