Texas Man Drowns in Montana River

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Lewis and Clark County officials say a
church camp counselor from Texas drowned while trying to swim
behind a waterfall in a west-central Montana river.

Coroner Mickey Nelson said 19-year-old Chandler "Jimmy"
Brazell of Tyler, Texas, drowned Sunday evening in the Dearborn
River about 17 miles southwest of Augusta.

Nelson says the force of the waterfall pushed Brazell under
water and he did not resurface for five or six minutes. Emergency
responders were unable to revive him.

Brazell had been working at a church program conducted by the
Diamond Bar X Ranch and was swimming with other counselors when he drowned.

Nelson called Brazell's death a tragic accident.

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