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Montana authorities search for Idaho man who fell in river

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TROY, Mont. -

Authorities in Montana were searching the Kootenai River in Troy for a man who reportedly fell in on Tuesday and has not been found since.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reports they received a call from the area of Kootenai Falls around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday. The caller said a man, later identified as 41-year-old Idaho resident Trevor Applegate, had fallen into the Kootenai River and had been swept downstream.

Troy Volunteer Ambulance, Troy Volunteer Fire, Troy City Police and sheriff's deputies responded to the area but were not able to find Applegate. Search and rescue teams continued searching into the night using ground and boat crews. They continued the search Wednesday morning using ground crews, boats and drones with cameras on them, but Applegate hasn't been found.

The sheriff's office says high river flows, cold temperatures and icy conditions along the river banks are hampering the search efforts.

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