A man attempting to cross the border to the United States from Canada on Monday drowned in the Moyie River in Boundary County while being pursued by U.S. Border Patrol.
The man, who is a U.S. citizen, was apparently fleeing U.S. Border Patrol agents when he went into the river in attempt to avoid being detained, a Boundary County Sheriff’s Office news release states.
“The man was trying to get into the country and bypass the border there,” said Boundary County Sheriff Dave Kramer.
He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by officials, according to the release.
The man’s identity has not been released.
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