Florida Man Dies While Climbing In Glacier National Park - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Florida Man Dies While Climbing In Glacier National Park

Posted: Updated:

KALISPELL - A Florida man fell one-thousand feet to his death while climbing in Glacier National Park.

It's the second fatal accident this summer at Glacier National Park. Tuesday morning Park Rangers received a phone call from a group of people climbing up Apikuni Mountain. They said a 21- year-old man in their group fell 1,000 feet.

"They were not able to visualize the individual, they weren't able to communicate with the individual and they just didn't feel good about the fall," GNP Spokeswoman Denise Germann said. The man from Davie, Florida was working as a seasonal employee at the Many Glacier Hotel.

Officials said the area in which he fell is very steep with cliffs and rocky terrain. Park Rangers used a short haul emergency rescue tool to locate the man's body.

"What they did was they got a helicopter and they have a rescuer on a line below the helicopter that goes into the location and then packages the body, removes the body and the rescuer to safer location," Germann said.

Denise said it's important for visitors to understand their level of expertise before climbing mountains at Glacier National Park.

"Anytime you recreate in the great outdoors there is always inherit risks and folks just need to do the best they can to be prepared."

"Know the level of skills that you have compared to what your planning to do, you just always need to be prepared as best as you can."

Park officials are holding the man's identity at this time as they continue to notify family members and the investigation into his death continues. ABC Fox Montana tried to speak to workers at Many Glacier Hotel but they declined to comment as they are grieving at this time.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Last ex-city official sentenced in corruption case

    Last ex-city official sentenced in corruption case

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:33:13 GMT
    The last of seven former city officials involved in a vast corruption case in the tiny city of Bell, California, has been sentenced to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.
    The last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the tiny Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California, was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.
  • 2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:33:07 GMT
    Federal officials say two American aid workers who contracted Ebola in Africa will be flown into a metro Atlanta military base.
    Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.
  • Utility to pay Tennessee coal ash victims $27.8M

    Utility to pay Tennessee coal ash victims $27.8M

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:33:00 GMT
    The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
    The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge that drew national...
  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Missing Oregon Woman May be in Washington's San Juan Islands

    Missing Oregon Woman May be in Washington's San Juan Islands

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:47:27 GMT
    (AP) A Dundee, Oregon, woman who has been missing more than a week may be in Washington's San Juan Islands.
    (AP) A Dundee, Oregon, woman who has been missing more than a week may be in Washington's San Juan Islands.
  • BMX Racing Growing in Bozeman

    BMX Racing Growing in Bozeman

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:36:03 GMT
    Often times, families are trying to think of new ways to spend time together.We introduce you to one family who has found a fun, definitely exciting, and a bit daring way to spend time with one another.
    Often times, families are trying to think of new ways to spend time together.We introduce you to one family who has found a fun, definitely exciting, and a bit daring way to spend time with one another.
  • 44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:46:53 GMT
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.
  • Bozeman Mayor Responds to Public Meeting's Abrupt End

    Bozeman Mayor Responds to Public Meeting's Abrupt End

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:31:42 GMT
    A public meeting in Bozeman Wednesday night, updating residents on efforts to mitigate violate organic compounds near the Story Mill Road landfill, ended abruptly after one man began shouting at the Mayor.
    A public meeting in Bozeman Wednesday night, updating residents on efforts to mitigate violate organic compounds near the Story Mill Road landfill, ended abruptly after one man began shouting at the Mayor.
  • Many Frustrated By Stalled Cobell Settlements

    Many Frustrated By Stalled Cobell Settlements

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:30:30 GMT
    In Congress Wednesday, the group in charge of doling out Cobell settlement claims says it's waiting on setting exact amounts and a judge's okay before making the rest of the payments.
    In Congress Wednesday, the group in charge of doling out Cobell settlement claims says it's waiting on setting exact amounts and a judge's okay before making the rest of the payments.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.