Undersheriff Dan McJunkin tells The Billings Gazette ( http://bit.ly/12Yt4N1) that Christopher M. Elliott drowned in the lake west of Red Lodge on July 24. He had been swimming with friends when he went underwater and didn't re-surface.
The search for his body was hampered by thick vegetation at the bottom of the lake.
Elliott's body was recovered on Aug. 3.
An autopsy confirmed Elliott drowned.
Information from: Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com