Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:01 PM by MTN News
A man who died from a fall in Glacier National Park has been identified.
Charles Fred Huseman, 64, of Packwood, Washington died in the park on Wednesday, according to park officials.
A press release from the park states that Huseman died from trauma sustained in a fall in the Rim Rock area, about a mile west of Logan Pass.
Park rangers received several witness accounts of the incident, including that Huseman was hiking the Highline Trail, which is closed due to snow danger and that he slid on a snow field and fell a about 100 feet, landing along the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Park staff members were notified at about 3:40 p.m. of the incident. A park ranger arrived at the scene and administered CPR and used an automated external defibrillator (AED) with the assistance of bystanders.
Huseman was declared dead at the scene. His body was taken to the Flathead County coroner and then to a local mortuary.
Park officials note that winter conditions exist in many locations in the high country, including the Logan Pass area and ask that park visitors use caution when walking on snow and stay alert for possible collapsible snow, steep slide areas and changing weather conditions.