Whitefish Contractor Dies of Natural Causes at Lake McDonald Lodge

Park rangers responded to find a 68-year old male unresponsive and not breathing

By Beacon Staff

A Whitefish contractor appears to have died of natural causes while working on a carpet installation project at the Lake McDonald Lodge, according to the National Park Service.

Park dispatch received a call at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, regarding an unconscious male at the Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park. Park rangers responded to find a 68-year old male unresponsive and not breathing. Rangers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other life saving measures, but the man was declared deceased through medical control and Three Rivers EMS Ambulance and Rescue personnel.

The death is believed to be from natural causes, according to the NPS. The contractor was at the Lake McDonald Lodge overseeing a carpet installation project. Park officials did not release his name.

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