A woman died while scuba diving in a lake at Montana's Glacier National Park

An 18-year-old woman died in a scuba diving accident at Montana’s Glacier National Park on Sunday.

A park ranger responded a report about an accident at about 5:50 pm., de acuerdo a un comunicado de prensa from the National Parks Service.
La mujer, who was from Missoula, was part of a six-person group that went scuba diving at Lake McDonald around 4 pm. that day. She was declared dead after first responders and other divers in her group were unable to resuscitate her, según el comunicado.
It’s not clear how the accident happened. Bystanders drove to a lodge for cell signal to call 911, and first responders arrived about 30 minutos más tarde, NPS said.
    Another diver, a 22-year-old man, experienced shortness of breath and was taken to a hospital, el comunicado dijo. He was later flown to Seattle for hyberbaric oxygen therapy, a treatment for decompression sickness, which is a potential risk of scuba diving.
    Authorities are investigating the incident, and park officials did not release the names of the victims.
      Lake McDonald, with its crystal-clear waters, is a popular scuba diving destination because of an underwater forest and the submerged relics that lie beneath its surface. Divers in Glacier National Park aren’t required to have permits, and their equipment isn’t subject to official inspections, según el NPS.
      A man died at the park in August after flipping his fishing boat in a river. And in July, a climber died after falling several hundred feet from a ridge known as the Dragon’s Tail.




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