Posted: Sep 18, 2012 8:26 AM by MTN News
BIG HORN - The search for a missing man near Hysham ended after the body of Luke Herring, 26, was found Monday afternoon.
He was found west of the Myers Bridge near Hysham. The body was spotted by a helicopter that was helping in the search.
Herrring was first reported missing last Tuesday, when he failed to return to the ranch where he was working.
Authorities believe Herring was trying to recover some cattle stranded on a island in the Yellowstone River when he disappeared. Herring's horse was found dead in the river last Friday, but until today there was no sign of Herring.
Sheriff Robison says Herring's body was recovered about a mile from where authorities believe he may have been trying to cross the Yellowstone.
The search for Herring scoured a 12-mile stretch of the Yellowstone, including a team of divers from Gallatin County, along with search dogs, and underwater cameras.
Robison says an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow to determine the exact cause of death.