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By Tim Leeds 

Hofeldt death ruled accidental drowning


The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office has issued a press release saying that the death of Noah Michael Hofeldt of Chinook, 35, has been ruled an accidental drowning.

Hofeldt was reported as last seen June 11. His bicycle was found near the Chinook Water Treatment Plant.

Searchers found his body in the Milk River Monday.

The press release said Blaine County sheriff’s deputies transported his body Tuesday to the state forensic pathologist for an autopsy. The cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to drowning and the manner of death as accidental.

“The Blaine County Sheriff’...

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