I want to be as sensitive as I can with the victim being a local Valley resident.
Just a word of warning. Of all the rivers I have boated in Alaska, and as innocent as Montana Creek looks, it's the only one that has almost killed me. It looks so innocent from the Yoder and Parks Hwy bridges, but what is in between can be sweeper and strainer Hell. I ended up in sweeper like what killed this man when my brother and I decided we were experienced enough to try it in a canoe. After the first close call we ended up dragging that canoe for a few miles and never tried it again. Then the added risk of going it alone.