The subject of the search in Bozeman creek Thursday night contacted authorities Saturday after seeing the press release. He’s okay, jumped in after a flip-flop and got out on the other side of Mendenhall then walked home. He said he had no idea anybody was looking for him.
Sheriff Gootkin stated that spring is the time for high water. “Take a tip from the pro water rescuers” he said. “Respect moving water. It is deceivingly powerful. It can and will get you in serious trouble even if you are a strong swimmer.”