Death Under Investigation
Contact: Denise Germann, 406-888-5838
Glacier National Park Rangers are investigating an incident in which a 64-year old man from Washington State died along the Going-to-the-Sun Road near the Rim Rock area, about a mile west of Logan Pass.
At approximately 3:40 p.m. park dispatch received a report from a park ranger requesting emergency medical assistance in the Rim Rock area along the road. The park ranger arrived at the scene and administered CPR and utilized an automated external defibrillator (AED), with the assistance of local bystanders. The individual was declared deceased at the scene. The body was transferred to the Flathead County Coroner and transported to a local mortuary. Next of kin is being notified.
Park rangers received witness accounts that indicate the man was hiking alone on the Highline Trail, which is closed due to snow danger. It is believed that the visitor slipped on snow and fell to his death. The incident is under investigation with the National Park Service.
All visitors are reminded that winter conditions exist in many locations in the high country, including the Logan Pass area. Please exercise caution when walking on snow and be alert of possible collapsible snow, steep slide areas and changing weather conditions.
More details will be shared as the investigation is completed.
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