Posted: Jun 26, 2013 10:32 PM by MTN News
WEST GLACIER - A 64-year old man from Washington State died Wednesday afternoon along the Going-to-the-Sun Road near the Rim Rock area, about a mile west of Logan Pass.
Park spokeswoman Denise Germann says park dispatchers received a report from a park ranger requesting emergency medical assistance in the Rim Rock area along the road at around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday.
The park ranger arrived at the scene and administered CPR and also used an automated external defibrillator (AED), but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Germann says the body was taken to the Flathead County Coroner and then transported to a local mortuary.
Park rangers received witness accounts that indicate the man was hiking alone on the Highline Trail, which is closed due to snow danger. It is believed that the visitor slipped on snow and fell to his death, according to Germann.
The incident is still being investigated by the National Park Service, and the victim's name is not being released at this time.