Kalispell Men Safe After Being Stranded in Glacier Park

By Beacon Staff

WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park officials say three Kalispell men are safe after being stranded in the park Sunday night.

The men made it off Mount Brown Monday morning after searchers spent the night looking for them.

Glacier officials say 18-year-old Dan House, 18-year-old James McCarthy and 20-year-old Justin Newton started out on snowshoes at 11 a.m. Sunday to try to reach the fire lookout on Mount Brown. They had planned to ski down before dusk. At around 6:30 p.m., one of them used a cell phone to notify a family member that they were stranded, but could not provide an accurate location.

The family member contacted Flathead County officials. Meanwhile, the men built a shelter and a fire.

Monday morning, a park ranger sent a text to one of the men, asking him to call 911. The call was used to determine their location.

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