• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

Mother and Son Rescued from Creek

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Date: August 19, 2011
Contact: Denise Germann, 406-888-5838

WEST GLACIER, MT.-On Wednesday, August 17, at approximately 11:50am a family was walking along McDonald Creek near Red Rock Point when one of the family members, a young son, fell in the creek. The mother tried to catch him but fell into the water too. Both floated down the creek for a short time.

Bystanders retrieved the child and the mother, but the mother was unconscious and not breathing. The bystanders performed CPR and rescue breathing on the mother and she regained consciousness. A doctor and two nurses, who happened to be in the area, arrived and helped treat the woman for hypothermia. Park rangers arrived and assessed her vitals, administered oxygen and prepared her for transport.

A.L.E.R.T. Air Ambulance transported the woman to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

The young son was reported to be in good condition with no injuries.

Did You Know?

Snow can fall at any time of the year in Glacier

Did you know that eight inches of snow fell during one night in Glacier's high country in August, 2005? The weather forced hundreds of backpackers out of the backcountry.