Gallatin River

A missing person was found dead Wednesday in the Gallatin River.

Searchers on Wednesday found the body of a person who had been reported missing in the Gallatin River between Big Sky and West Yellowstone along Highway 191.

More information about the person is not being released until their family is contacted, according to a press release from Yellowstone National Park's public affairs office.

On Saturday morning, an abandoned vehicle was reported on Highway 191 near mile marker 29 in Yellowstone National Park. On Sunday evening, a missing person was reported to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.

The missing person matched the description of the possible driver of the abandoned vehicle, and a search began. On Wednesday afternoon, a body was recovered from the Gallatin River near where the vehicle was parked.

Gallatin County Search and Rescue assisted in locating the body. Yellowstone National Park is leading the investigation.

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