Update: Body of Sheriff Captain’s Son Found on Yellowstone River
The body of a young man missing on the Yellowstone River has now been recovered, according to the Park County Sheriff in Livingston, Montana.
Gallatin County Sheriff's Captain Jim Anderson was floating the Yellowstone River with his family when the accident occurred. His wife died at the scene, and his son went missing. His son James' body has now been located.
Update from Gallatin and Park County Sheriffs posted Monday morning:
Yesterday, on August 19, 2018 at around noon, we received a tip from a fisherman. Members of the Park and Gallatin County Sheriff's Offices immediately responded to the scene and recovered the body of James Anderson from the Yellowstone River near Springdale.
We are thankful to be able to return James to his family. When such an unimaginable tragedy occurs, it reminds us of what really matters, family and friends. We have many thanks to share in the days to come but we are truly blessed to live in a place where people genuinely care about each other, even if strangers. Thank you all for the overwhelming support!
PCSO Sheriff Scott Hamilton
GCSO Sheriff Brian Gootkin
We can't even imagine the heartache facing the family of Gallatin County Sheriff's Captain Jim Anderson and their fellow law enforcement officers.
Over a week ago, Jim Anderson and his family were involved in a boating accident on the Yellowstone River. According to a GoFundMe page set up in their honor, "Jim’s wife Angie passed away on the scene. Jim and his daughter were able to make it to shore safely, but their son James is still missing and searches are still ongoing." On the Park County Facebook page, Sheriff Scott Hamilton says, "This is one of the most impressive search efforts I have been a part of in the last 30+ years."
That GoFundMe page is now helping to raise funds for the Anderson family. You can click here to help contribute. Great job also by President Waded Cruzado and Montana State University for helping Anderson's daughter- providing her with a full tuition scholarship.