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Body found near where missing hunter was last seen

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WILSALL, Mont. -

UPDATE: According to Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton, around noon Wednesday, one of the Western Montana Search Dog teams located the body of a deceased adult male within a mile of the area the missing hunter was last seen. Sheriff Hamilton said they are unable to identify the body at this time. But he said they have no other reports of missing persons in that area.

Sheriff Hamilton said the male, clothed in camo, was located at the bottom of a cliff. The sheriff said evidence found at the scene indicates the man had fallen off the cliff.

Sheriff Hamilton said the body was recovered this afternoon and transported by helicopter to the trailhead and then to Livingston by vehicle. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Search and rescue efforts are underway to find a missing hunter.

Park County, Montana Sheriff Scott Hamilton says on Tuesday a call came in about a possible missing hunter.

Sheriff Hamilton says they're searching in the Porcupine area of the Crazy Mountains, northeast of Wilsall.

Hamilton says the wife of Mark Rollins reported him missing when he didn't return home to Iowa. He was expected back on Monday or Tuesday.

Rollins is described as an experienced back country hunter. He is 60-years-old, 5'8” and about 175 pounds.

Anyone with information that might help in the search efforts is asked to call the Park County Sheriff's Office at 406-222-2050.

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