Cause of Lincoln man's death released

LINCOLN - Two and a half months after local fisherman James Savstrom, 70, was found dead on the Blackfoot River west of Lincoln, the state crime has lab released its findings in his cause of death.

Information provided by Lewis and Clark County Sheriff/Coroner Leo Dutton listed Savstrom's primary cause of death was Atherlosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, also known as hardening of the arteries. Hypothermia was listed as the secondary cause of death.

According to Dutton, Savstrom's heart disease could have been exacerbated by the cold or by exerting himself.

Accidental hypothermia can occur in...


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