Washington Man Dies in Glacier Park

By Beacon Staff

Glacier National Park officials are investigating the death of a 64-year-old man from Washington state who died on Wednesday along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Witnesses say the man had been hiking alone on the Highline Trail when he slipped and fell near Rim Rock, a mile west of Logan Pass, according to a press release.

The man’s identity was not released and park officials were trying to notify family on Wednesday night.

At approximately 3:40 p.m., a ranger called park dispatch requesting medical assistance. The ranger administered CPR and used an automated external defibrillator with the assistance of bystanders. The individual was declared dead at the scene. The body was transferred to the Flathead County coroner and then to a local mortuary.

The Highline Trail was closed at the time of the accident due to snow dangers. In Wednesday’s press release, the National Park Service reminded visitors that winter conditions still exist in many locations in the high country, including Logan Pass. Hikers should be cautious when walking on snow and be alert of slides and changing weather conditions.

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