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Body of Cameron Collin recovered, sister says she's devastated but thankful for closure

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The search for 37-year-old Cameron Collin of Canada came to a sad end Saturday morning.

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said Collin's body was spotted by a helicopter in Pryor Creek around 9:30 a.m.

It was a massive search effort by the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office and search and rescue crews who worked tirelessly to find Cameron Collin. They utilized groups of volunteers, helicopters, and drones but to no avail until Saturday morning.

Collin's body was found within the area where he was last seen. Billings Flying Service assisted the sheriff's office in recovering Collin's body from Pryor Creek.

According to the Yellowstone County medical examiner, his death was the result of drowning and there are no obvious signs of foul play. Cameron Collin's sister Julia said her brother was in Billings to see his friends get married and planned to return to work soon after. Julia said she did everything in her power to search for her brother.

In an interview with us last month, she said she realized something wasn't quite right when he didn't show up for work.

"For him to miss work is extremely out of character," Julia said. "For him not to call home is also very weird."

Julia said Collin cared deeply about his family.

"He always talks about how much he loves us and how important we are,"Julia said.

In a phone interview today, Julia said they're truly heart broken. She said when multiple searches of Pryor Creek failed to produce any information, they were hopeful about her brother's whereabouts. But, she says, after a month of not knowing exactly where he was, it took an emotional toll and that weighed heavily on her already heavy heart.

She said even though the news is devastating to her and her family, she's glad they have some closure and she's very grateful to the Billings community that came together to search for Cameron.

"A lot of the neighbors along Pryor Road there," Julia said. "They went above and beyond for me, even taking me up in their planes, searching their properties and helping search the roads. Helping put up posters. The volunteers in the town too- in the town of Billings. The people with their drones that came out."

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