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Ranger Ryan Waltman
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Seasonal park ranger Ryan Waltman, 23, of Andover, Minnesota, drowned while on patrol on Shoshone Lake on Sunday, July 3rd. Waltman, who had worked previously in the park's backcountry permit office, was in his first season as a ranger and had been assigned to the lake, where he'd headed out on patrol in a kayak on Sunday morning.
When Waltman failed to make two scheduled radio check-ins, one that evening and the other the following morning, rangers were dispatched to determine his whereabouts. A visitor in the Shoshone Lake area reported that he'd seen an overturned kayak on the lake, and a helicopter was summoned to search the lake's waters for Waltman. His body was found offshore shortly thereafter.

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