Hiker dies after fall in Glacier National Park

Associated Press

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A Washington state man who was hiking alone on a closed trail in Glacier National Park has died after an apparent fall.

Park spokeswoman Denise Germann says the 64-year-old man likely slipped on snow still covering the Highline Trail, about a mile west of Logan Pass. The trail has not opened for the summer because of the snow danger.

Park dispatchers received a call from a ranger requesting emergency assistance at about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. The ranger administered CPR and used a defibrillator with the help of bystanders, but they were unable to resuscitate the man. He died at the scene.

The man's body was transferred to the Flathead County coroner. The man's name was being withheld while family members could be notified.

The fall is still being investigated.

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