The Associated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. – Yellowstone County officials say a transient whose body was found in a creek near Billings drowned after a fall that caused a severe neck injury.
Coroner Chad Fehr says 39-year-old Kenneth G. Flam was likely sleeping on a narrow ledge high above Alkali Creek when he fell down a steep embankment and into the water. Fehr tells The Billings Gazette the neck injury made it impossible for the man to swim.
A hiker spotted Flam’s body floating face down in the water just before noon Tuesday.
Fehr says Flam’s last known address was Federal Way, Wash., but that he was a transient and had registered addresses in several states.
Fehr says Flam’s death is being considered accidental.