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Coroner: Man Recovered from River Accidentally Drowned

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MISSOULA - The Missoula County coroner said the man recovered from the Clark Fork River last week did not commit suicide.

Rescue crews pulled 71-year-old Melvin Beedle and his vehicle out of the river last Wednesday.

Sheriff's Detective Paige Pavalone said investigators retraced Beedle's steps 48 hours prior to the incident and determined he was not suicidal.

Pavalone said mental health or medical issues were most likely linked to the accident.

Witnesses said they saw Beedle's van go over the embankment near the Taco John's parking lot on Tuesday.

Beedle's van floated down river and stopped at the train trestle west of Taco John's
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