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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Search and Rescue

Tribal Health fair brings awareness to men’s health month Tribal Health fair brings awareness to men’s health month

PABLO — CSKT Tribal Health brought awareness to National Men’s Health Month through the first in-person Men’s Health and Family Safety Fair since the start of the pandemic.  Held outdoors at the Salish Kootenai College campus to prevent any Covid spread during a time of rising infec...

Lake County Sheriff’s Office shares two reports: one arrest made, man still missing

News from the Lake County Sheriff Office LAKE COUNTY – Dominick Buccelli, 27, who was the subject of an arrest warrant for a traffic related homicide in Yellowstone County, was arrested on Aug. 14.  Buccelli was seen by a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy in a 2018 Dodge Ram in Polson. Th...

Search for missing man continues Search for missing man continues

News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the report of a shooting in the alley behind a bar in Pablo on Aug. 4 at about 9:45 p.m. It was reported that a disturbance had taken place.  A resident, from a house adjacent to t...

Man dies while swimming in Flathead Lake

FINLEY POINT – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell released the name of a man who died in Flathead Lake on Sunday, Aug. 4. Michael John Chernikoff, 34, of Polson, was riding in a boat when he decided to get out and swim to Bird Island, according to Bell. Chernikoff experienced complications during his swim...

Emergency responders thanked for service Emergency responders thanked for service

POLSON – Lake County-based first responders from various agencies enjoyed a free lunch provided to them during the First Responder Appreciation Lunch on Saturday at the Search and Rescue Building in Polson. “It’s just a little thank you letting everyone know they are appreciated,” ...

Fun with a purpose Fun with a purpose

POLSON – Jacob Todd, 5, wanted to go fishing on Saturday morning, but he ended up going to the Back to School Wellness Fair instead and picked up a catch of a different kind. “Look at all this,” he said opening the backpack he received at the event. He had a coloring book from the Polson...

Officers make arrest after retrieving disorderly man from lake

POLSON – It wasn’t hot weather that sent a Polson Police Officer and a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy out for a swim in Flathead Lake on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Law enforcement responded to a complaint of an intoxicated and disorderly male at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino on U.S. Hwy. 93 in t...

Teen dies in Mud Falls hiking accident

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office POLSON – Cameron Roullier, 18, of Polson, slipped and fell off of Mud Lake Falls and died from his injuries at the scene.  Lake County 911 Center received a call about 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, that a member of the group hiking in the M...

Body of missing man found below dam observation lookout

POLSON – The body of 26-year-old Kyle Butterhof of Polson was located yesterday by Two Bear Air on the cliffside below the SKQ Dam observation lookout. A search for Butterhof had been underway following a missing person/welfare check request called in by a family member on Friday, Feb. 23. According to...

SAR to form swiftwater rescue team SAR to form swiftwater rescue team

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has had a dive team for a number of years, but a group of search and rescue volunteers are trying to start a swiftwater rescue team.  Steve Bowman, Gabe Ouellette and Rick Reeves completed two days of training in May on Swan Lake with Swan Mission...


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