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Authorities release details of drowning


The Box Elder man who drowned Monday had been trying to swim across Brown's Reservoir when he disappeared below the surface, Rocky Boy police said today.

Intoxication and the physical condition of Dean Blake Anderson, 42, lead to his drowning, Rocky Boy criminal investigator Jim Big Horn said. Weather and water conditions did not play a role, he added.

Anderson and a group of people had been drinking prior to their arrival at the reservoir Monday afternoon, Big Horn said. Brown's Reservoir is about 1 miles northeast of Box Elder.

"There was approximately a party of six or seven people who w...

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