Published on 23 June 2011
After falling out of the raft Davis was reported to be swimming to shore on his own. A kayaker approached him to help tow him. The kayaker reported that Davis suddenly stopped swimming and became unresponsive. Another raft managed to get Davis onboard quickly and started CPR. After aproximatly one hour of CPR doctors on the scene declared Davis dead.
Rescuers were able to contact the Middle Fork Ranger District and the Custer County Sherrif's office with a satellite phone. His body was flown out at Morgan Airstrip from in a plane provided by the USFS.
After the accident, some of the group walked back out to Boundary Creek, others flew out at Indian Creek. It is unclear if some of the group continued with the MF trip.
Custer County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Talbot said that no one belongs on the river at this level.
Brad Davis Obiturary