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Two died during Keyhole rescue mission

Two local men died during a search and rescue effort at Keyhole State Park that began on Thursday and continued until dusk on Sunday.

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office received a call on December 15 at around 9:10 p.m. that a male subject had fallen through the ice while driving his UTV on the reservoir.

Dispatch spoke to the subject on the phone, who said he had made it out of the water and was lying on the ice.

Pine Haven Fire and EMS were paged and arrived at approximately the same time as three local citizens, who drove a UTV onto the ice. Witnesses stated they lost sight of the UTV as it...

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