Body Recovered in Glacier Park’s Lake McDonald

By Beacon Staff

Authorities recovered the body of 28-year old Amy Marie Reddig of Kalispell on Thursday near the head of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.

According to park officials, a search party launched early Thursday after Reddig was reported missing and personnel with the Flathead Emergency Aviation Resources (FEAR) helicopter located the body at around 3 p.m. The Flathead County coroner was transported to the scene and identified the body as Reddig. The body is being transported to the state crime lab for an autopsy. The cause of death is unknown and under investigation, according to park officials.

Park dispatch received a missing person report on Reddig from Flathead County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Park rangers found Reddig’s vehicle in the parking lot of Lake McDonald Lodge around 11:45 a.m.

Personnel from the Flathead National Forest, Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, Flathead Search and Rescue, North Valley Search and Rescue and FEAR assisted Glacier National Park rangers and employees in the search.

Reddig is the daughter of Billy and Lynne Reddig, and sister of Heather Reddig, all of Kalispell.