A 79-year-old male from Florida fell to his death on Monday morning while attempting to ascend a steep off-trail slope with a group of friends, Glacier National Park said Tuesday in a news release.
The incident occurred several hundred feet above the Two Medicine Campground on Rising Wolf Mountain, the park said.
Glacier said the following about the incident in the Tuesday news release:
The man’s friends descended to his location, yelled for help, and called 911 where Glacier County Dispatch then diverted the call to Glacier National Park.
NPS staff mobilized after campers heard shouts for help. Two Bear Air diverted from a separate incident
and transported the unconscious patient to Two Medicine Ranger Station where ALERT was standing by for patient care. The man was declared deceased by ALERT personnel, the park said.
Park staff would like to thank the Glacier County Sherriff’s Office, ALERT, and Two Bear Air for their support and would also like to express their deepest condolences to the family and ask that the public respect the family’s privacy.
In a separate incident this week, the park said Minuteman Aviation located Monday the bodies of two local 67-year-old men who had been stranded while climbing on Dusty Star Mountain.
The names of all three individuals have not been made public by the park.