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?
Did you know that 2003 was one of the hottest recorded years in Glacier National Park's history? That year, approximately 144,000 acres burned from multiple wildfires.