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North Unit Road Closure
The North Unit Scenic Drive will be closed at the Caprock Coulee parking area while repairs are in progress. Repairs may be delayed because of weather conditions, but are expected to be completed by May 15.
Autopsy Report Reveals Hiker Suffered Heart Attack
Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466
An autopsy report released by the North Dakota State Medical Examiner's Office revealed that Daniel Olszewski, the man who passed away while hiking in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in July, had suffered a massive heart attack, which caused his death.
"Dan was an avid and well-prepared hiker," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor. "It was very sad that his death occurred in the park.After searching for him for 3 days and spending time with his family, we all feel like we knew him."
Olszewski had come to the park for a day hike and was reported missing when he did not report to work.A three day, multi-agency search resulted in the recovery of his body near the Maah Dah Hey Trail in the southwestern part of the park's South Unit.
Did You Know?
One of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the United States is found in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. More...