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3-year-old dies in Bitterroot River accident

By The Associated Press
Published On: Jul 27 2014 11:05:57 AM MDT
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

A 3-year-old Stevensville boy is dead after a rafting accident in the Bitterroot River in Ravalli County.
    
Sheriff Chris Hoffman says the boy was on an inflatable raft with his father and 6-year-old brother around 3 p.m. Friday when the raft hit a log jam and flipped over, tossing them into the river.
    
The father and older brother surfaced, but the young boy was trapped underneath the jam.
    
Hoffman says the father extricated the boy from the jam and began CPR.
    
The boy was taken to Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, but was pronounced dead early Saturday morning.
    
Hoffman attributed the death to drowning.
    
The boy's name is being withheld until all family has been notified.