NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK
Hiker Dies At Backcountry Camp
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Colonial Campground staff members were contacted by a park visitor just after noon on Labor Day and advised that his father had collapsed in the morning at their Panther Creek backcountry camp and was unresponsive. The son performed CPR but was unable to revive his father. He and his nine-year-old daughter then hiked out three miles to the trailhead. Rangers flew in to investigate and document the incident and long-lined the deceased out of the backcountry. Fourteen park staff, including a family liaison and a pilot from HiLine helicopters, were involved in this operation which was concluded by 8 p.m.
Name: Kinsey Shilling, Chief Ranger