Locals recognized for life saving efforts

SEELEY LAKE - The Missoula County Sheriff's Office honored five individuals at a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 16 for their life-saving actions following a September plane crash north of Seeley Lake Airport.

The individuals recognized include Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue (SSSAR) volunteers Matt Pitman, Jason Ayers and Kal Kovatch, Civilian Mike Lindemer and U.S. Forest Service Federal Officer Tyler Robinson.

Around 10 p.m. Sept. 12, 2020, SSSAR and local law enforcement responded to a report that an airplane was down in the Blind Canyon area.

Robinson was the first to arrive at the scene and began s...


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