Rangers Investigate Apparent Avalanche Death
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406 888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park rangers are investigating the death of an apparent avalanche victim.
The fatality was reported to the park around 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010.
Park rangers reached the scene of the avalanche and confirmed the fatality at 5:45 p.m. Thursday evening.
The victim was found at the base of Mt. Shields at the end of an avalanche slide. Mt. Shields is located on the south east side of Glacier a few miles from U.S. Highway 2.
No further details are available at this time. More information will be released as soon as it available.
Did You Know?
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.