Stunt Motorcyclist’s Body Found in Canyon Ferry Lake
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Searchers using sonar have found the body of a 19-year-old man who crashed while trying to ride a modified motorcycle across Canyon Ferry Lake east of Helena.
The Independent Record reports a deep water recovery specialist found Blake Becker, of Clancy, with his bike at the bottom of the reservoir near Cemetery Island on Friday. The body is expected to be recovered Saturday.
Becker crashed on July 23 after trying to ride across the lake. He had completed the stunt at least once before and was trying to replicate it at night. The water is about 140 feet deep.
Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton says the discovery is rewarding, but it's sad that Becker's family has to relive the death.