Search for Missing Boy Continues; Water Levels Create Challenge
The search continues for James Anderson, son of Gallatin County Sheriff's Office Captain Jim Anderson, who was involved in a deadly boating accident back on July 27th on the Yellowstone River.
Angie Anderson (mother of James) died in the accident, while his father and sister were able to make it back to shore. Almost two weeks into the search for James, dropping waters levels are now creating a challenge for searchers.
This week two boat teams and two dog teams have been working to find James. Ravalli County Sheriff's Search & Rescue patrolled the river in a Zodiac from Springdale to Fox Run and back, and a Thunderjet boat was used to work dog teams in areas of interest closer to the site of the accident. The river levels are continuing to drop, which is presenting some challenges in some areas for the jet boat.
In a statement released this week, Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton thanked the community and local businesses for its support, and he said they are committed to doing their very best to find James. "I am extremely proud of all those involved in this mission," Sheriff Hamilton said. "Their dedication is unwavering."