Authorities: Man drowns in McGregor Lake

Print Article

Officials on Tuesday were investigating the death of a man who apparently drowned in McGregor Lake, west of Marion.

According to Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino, an older man was paddleboarding when he went into the water.

His body was recovered Tuesday. His identity and residency wasn’t immediately known, the sheriff said.

More information will be announced as it becomes available, Heino said.

The reported drowning is the second such incident in Northwest Montana this week.

Lake County officials were investigating a possible drowning after a man died in Flathead Lake over the weekend.

Sheriff Don Bell says 34-year-old Michael John Chernikoff, of Polson, got out of a boat to swim to Bird Island, which is northeast of Polson. However, he started struggling on the swim back to the boat.

Witnesses pulled him out of the water and called 911, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. His body was sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

Print Article

Read More Local News

42 cars stolen in last 4 months

December 08, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake It’s a simple act, at most taking seconds for some and for others, the simple push of a button. But, according to Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino, for those who don’t lock their vehicles, they a...

Comments

Read More

Concerns linger following resignation of United Way’s longtime executive director

December 08, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake As leaders of many nonprofits would relay, transparency and reputation are the key pillars on which their outward-facing organizations are built. Without those elements in place, vital community re...

Comments

Read More

United Way tax docs show inconsistencies

December 08, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake When paging through tax documents for Northwest Montana United Way in Kalispell and its affiliated nonprofit, Westside CCC, there are several noticeable inconsistencies among the nonprofits’ payroll ...

Comments

Read More

City holds meet-and-greet for planning director finalists

December 08, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake The Kalispell Planning Department is hosting an informal meet and greet event with the two finalists for the city’s planning director position at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, in the City Council Cham...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2019 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X