Eureka man dies after boating accident on Lake Alva

SEELEY LAKE – Just before 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 there was a call that there was a boating accident at Lake Alva. Screams for help alerted those on the shore and someone camping at the Lakeside Campground came with a pontoon. A 70-year-old Eureka man received CPR but upon the arrival of Life Flight was confirmed dead.

According to Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Robert Parcell, the 70-year-old man from Eureka and his 24-year-old grandson from Missoula were out canoeing on Lake Alva in an Old Town Saranac Canoe. They visited the island and were enjoying a few drinks. On the way back...


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