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Contact: Margie Steigerwald, 406-888-5838
Contact: Tim Rains, 406 888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MT. - At approximately 3:45 p.m. yesterday park dispatch was notified that a man had jumped into a shallow pool at Running Eagle Falls and sustained life-threatening injuries. Park rangers arrived on the scene within minutes of receiving the call and performed CPR. ALERT, Glacier Emergency Services, Blackfeet Emergency Medical Services, Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services and the Glacier County Sheriff's Department also responded to the scene.The patient was pronounced dead at approximately 4:30 p.m. by advanced life services medical personnel at the scene.
Initial investigation indicates the 26-year old male jumped from the waterfall on his own accord and no suspicious circumstances were noted. The investigation is on-going. No foul play is suspected.
Park rangers are conducting an investigation.Park visitors are reminded to use caution around all water features, especially waterfalls and lakes. Water is cold, fast moving and high in most places at this time, and rocks can be very slippery.