Hebgen Drowning Victim Identified
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 27, 2017
A California man who drowned in Hebgen Lake west of Yellowstone National Park last week was identified by authorities yesterday.
According to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, 67-year-old Jeffrey Barr of Burbank, California, died by drowning.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that the search for Barr began Thursday evening after a deputy and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement began investigating the report of a vehicle parked in the day-use area on Madison Arm Road. The campsite appeared to be in use, but investigators didn’t find anyone at the site. They later found an empty pontoon fishing boat beached on the north side of the Madison Arm of Hebgen Lake.
Barr’s body was found about 300 feet from the shore of Hebgen Lake on Friday.
Evidence indicated that Barr may have entered the water to retrieve the pontoon boat that had blown away.