Man Dies After Jumping from Waterfall in Glacier National Park

Park Service says man jumped from Running Eagle Falls in the Two Medicine area

By Beacon Staff

A man died Wednesday after jumping into a shallow pool at Running Eagle Falls in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park, according to the National Park Service.

At about 3:45 p.m., park dispatch was notified that a man had sustained life-threatening injuries. Park rangers arrived on the scene within minutes and performed CPR. ALERT, Glacier Emergency Services, Blackfeet Emergency Medical Services, Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services and the Glacier County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene. The patient was pronounced dead at approximately 4:30 p.m. by advanced life services medical personnel at the scene.

Initial investigation indicates the 26-year-old male jumped from the waterfall on his own accord and no suspicious circumstances were noted. The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. The investigation is ongoing. No foul play is suspected.

Park visitors are reminded to use caution around all water features, especially waterfalls and lakes. Water is cold, fast moving and high in most places at this time, and rocks can be very slippery.

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