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Rangers Investigate Apparent Avalanche Death

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Date: April 1, 2010
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.

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