Prospective US Senate candidate issues statement after fatal diving accident

HELENA — John Mues, who survived a Canyon Ferry Lake diving accident that left another man dead during the filming of a political ad for Mues’ possible U.S. Senate run in 2020, issued a statement Thursday.

Mues, from Loma, called the accident on Monday “tragic” and said he and his wife extended “our deepest condolences” to the wife, family and friends of the man who died, 40-year-old Jesse Hubbell of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Mues also thanked the first responders to the accident and the Veterans Administration Hospital staff at Fort Harrison “for their dedication and professionalism in this circumstance and in all they do.”