It’s news as good as it gets; emergency crews searching for a suspected drowning victim in the water area behind Scheel’s in Billings didn’t find anyone.

According to BPD Officer Matt Lennick, the call came in at 6:52 pm. An empty raft and keys were found abandoned in the water recreational pond behind Scheel’s on Billings West End.

“Police and fire searched the area on foot as well as above the water by drone.  No one was located,” Lennick said. Emergency crews responded immediately and thoroughly searched the area, making sure everyone on the shore was safe. All photos courtesy