Drowning Accident At Whitetail Dam
Willard Kanning, 79, of Plentywood was enjoying an afternoon of fishing at White tail Dam, Friday, October 29, while his friend, Beverly Marsh, 71, enjoyed the view of the lake and reading a book inside the pickup. Things quickly turned tragic as they were preparing to leave.
A911 call was received by Daniels County Dispatch at 5:39p.m.Fridayeveningafter Raymond Garberg picked up a woman along the road near the entrance to the Whitetail fishing spot. Beverly Marsh, also of Plentywood was wet, cold and traumatized but managed to tell them that a pickup she and Willard were in, had just sunk in the reservoir. She managed to get out, swim to shore and hike up to the highway just south of the town of Whitetail.
Willard’s health caused him to have very poor mobility and he just could not get out before it went under.