A 79-year-old man from Florida was with a group of friends when he fell to his death as he was climbing a steep off-trail slope on Rising Wolf Mountain
, i funzionari hanno detto martedì in un comunicato stampa
“The friends descended to his location, yelled for help, and called 911 where Glacier County Dispatch then diverted the call to Glacier National Park,” park officials said in the statement.
An air emergency service was diverted from another incident and airlifted the man to Two Medicine Ranger Station, disse il parco. The man was declared deceased by emergency personnel, secondo il comunicato stampa.
His death was the third reported in the park in two days.
Di lunedi, the park said it found the bodies of two climber
S — Brian McKenzie Kennedy and Jack Dewayne Beard
— tutti e due 67 years old from Montana
. They were considered expert climbers who have been climbing mountains in the park for decades
, the park said in a news release
, citing park staff who knew them personally
The pair were climbing Dusty Star Mountain when they became overdue and were reported missing Sunday, setting off a search.
Nel mese di giugno 2020, 20-year-old climber Josh Yarrow died at the park after falling several hundred feet from a ridge known as the Dragon’s Tail
, a steep
, off-trail climbing route southwest of Reynolds Mountain