Subscribe for 17¢ / day
emergency stockimage

A man died of hypothermia near the Northside pedestrian footbridge in Missoula this week, authorities said.

Timothy Lloyd, 61, was found unresponsive early Monday morning and despite efforts to perform CPR by police officers, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Travis Welsh, public information officer for the Missoula Police Department, said officers got a call at 6:23 a.m. Monday for a report of an unresponsive man at the 600 block of Owen Street. There was no obvious sign of physical trauma, and Lloyd did not appear to have been the victim of a crime, he said.

Responding officers performed CPR until emergency medical services arrived and immediately transported Lloyd to the hospital.

Welsh said Lloyd appears to have been a transient.

Missoula County Undersheriff Rich Maricelli, who was the coroner on the case, said the cause of death was hypothermia.

According to, the low temperature Sunday was 28 degrees and the low Monday was 34 degrees.

April R. Seat, the director of outreach and volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission of Missoula, said Lloyd was a regular at the nonprofit.

"This email is sent with urgency and broken hearts," she said in a news release on Wednesday. "We discovered on Nov. 6th that a client of ours passed away due to hypothermia."

The Mission announced that it is opening its Day Center during the nights as a warming shelter during this cold season. The Day Center will be open 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. until March 16, 2018.

The Mission is looking for 14 volunteers to serve one night a week to help get people who sleep in the elements through the harsh winter.

The Mission's Day Center is located at 506 B. Toole Ave. in Missoula and can be reached at 406-542-5240 or

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.