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Hikers Injured in Glacier Park to be Discharged

By Beacon Staff

WEST GLACIER – Two teenage hikers struck by falling rocks in Glacier National Park are being released after spending the night in hospitals.

Todd Wharton, spokesman for Whitefish’s North Valley Hospital, says 19-year-old Joseph Burrows of Aurora, Ill., was discharged Thursday afternoon.

Kalispell Regional Medical Center spokesman Jim Oliverson says a 13-year-old boy was expected to be discharged later in the afternoon. Authorities did not release his name, but said he is from Aurora, Ill.

Neither hospital would detail the injuries the teenagers received.

Glacier National Park spokesman Wade Muelhof says the two hikers were in separate tourist groups on Glacier’s popular Highland trail Wednesday when rocks the size of bowling balls fell from a cliff 100 feet above and struck them.

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