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Search Underway in Glacier National Park for Visitor Who Fell Into Creek

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Date: June 18, 2010
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park rangers are searching for a woman who was seen falling from a bridge below Virginia Falls on the park’s east side. Virginia Falls is located about a half-mile west of the head of St. Mary Lake. Witnesses say they saw the woman fall into the water and lost sight of her downstream in Virginia Creek.

Glacier has about 20 National Park Service (NPS) staff at the scene, and has requested assistance from Flathead County Search and Rescue and Minuteman Aviation. NPS personnel have been searching both banks of Virginia Creek. A helicopter crew will conduct an aerial search, and Flathead County is assisting as needed.

Witnesses say the woman fell from the bridge shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, June 18. No additional details are available at this time. Updates will be issued as more information becomes available.

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