Somers man drowns while kayaking on Flathead Lake
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 13, 2021

On August 12, 2021, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Flathead County Sheriff’s Office divers, recovered the body of the missing kayaker in Flathead Lake, who had been reported as missing on August 10. The kayaker was found deceased and is identified as 29 year old, Nicholas Lockwood, of Somers, MT. It is believed the cause of death is drowning and the deceased has been sent to the Montana State Forensic Lab for further investigation. Preliminary investigation of the incident revealed that Lockwood was with another kayaker when they encountered rough water, causing Lockwood and the other kayaker to flip and enter the water. Neither kayaker was wearing a life preserver. The other kayaker was rescued by bystanders after the kayaker tried to rescue Lockwood. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office wishes to extend our gratitude to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this search, and our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Lockwood.

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