On Tuesday, Ravalli County Sheriff/Coroner Chris Hoffman  released the results of his office’s investigation into the death of Ryan Boyd Silsby.

The 25 year old Missoula Resident who was last seen on August 16th, was found at the base of a climbing feature on the south side of Blodgett Canyon, approximately one half mile from the trailhead, on September 7th.

.Hoffman said that according to investigators, it was obvious that Mr. Silsby had fallen from a climbing route, landing in a rocky area below the cliff, and that his death had been instantaneous, and most likely occurred on August 16th or 17th .

.Mr. Silsby’s death has been ruled accidental, due to blunt force injuries.

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