Nebraska Teen Drowns Trying To Swim Missouri River In Montana


        Search crews in central Montana on Tuesday found the body of a Nebraska teenager who witnesses say was trying to swim across the Missouri River about 20 miles southwest of Great Falls on Monday night. 

       The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office says search crews were called to an area along the river near the town of Cascade after 17-year old David Van Essen of Greenwood was reported missing.

       Witnesses told investigators that Van Essen attempted to swim across the river without wearing a lifejacket and was seen going under the water and not resurfacing..