Rafter missing in Yellowstone River north of Gardiner

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - Officials in southern Montana are searching by boat and helicopter for a man who is missing after a rafting accident on the Yellowstone River north of Yellowstone National Park.

The Park County sheriff's office received a report at about 7:40 p.m. Thursday from people who saw an apparently unconscious person floating in the river.

Officers later learned three people had launched a raft at a fishing access about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of the park and the raft flipped. The missing man was last seen floating away. He was wearing khaki pants or shorts, sandals or water shoes and a blue and black life jacket.

The search was suspended Thursday night due to darkness and resumed Friday morning.

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