Posted: Sep 4, 2013 8:28 PM by MTN News
A man was injured after falling into a crevasse at Glacier National Park on Tuesday.
A press release from park officials says that a 36-year old California man fell between 30 and 40 feet into a crevasse on Jackson Glacier on Tuesday.
The man was able to get out of the crevasse and hike more than two miles to a campground, where he spent the night with other campers.
Early Wednesday morning, three campers began hiking to the trailhead to report that the man needed medical assistance and that he was unable to hike out due to his injuries; several other campers stayed with the injured man.
A backcountry ranger patrolling in the area was notified of the situation and contacted park dispatch for medical assistance.
A.L.E.R.T. Air Ambulance responded at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday to the scene at the Gunsight Lake Backcountry Campground, which is located about five miles from the trailhead of Going To The Sun Road east of Logan Pass.
The man was then airlifted to a medical facility for treatment.
The extent of the man's injuries is not known, but not believed to be life-threatening.
Park officials believe the man was hiking and climbing alone.