Two men drowned in Glacier National Park in Montana, USA
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10.07.2024 USA Montana   13
Two men drowned in Glacier National Park in Montana, USA

In two separate tragic incidents, two young people died in the famous Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. One of the dead men was Indian and worked in California, and the second was from Nepal and worked in Portland, Oregon.

First Incident

According to park officials, the first incident occurred Saturday morning when a 26-year-old man from India was walking along the Avalanche Lake trail. He slipped near Avalanche Creek and fell into the water. Witnesses saw him float briefly to the surface before being swept away through a narrow gorge around 8:30 a.m.

Despite efforts by more than 10 park rangers and an aerial search, the man's body was not found. . It is believed that the body must be locked underwater in a gorge that is difficult to access. High water levels due to melted snow and poor visibility complicated rescue efforts.

Second incident

The second accident occurred later in the same day that a 28-year-old Nepalese man living and working in Portland, Oregon, drowned while swimming in Lake McDonald near Sprague Creek Campground.

The man's friends described him as an inexperienced swimmer . He was last seen at 6:25 p.m. before he went underwater, prompting a quick rescue operation by the Flathead County Sheriff's Office dive team.

His body was later recovered from a depth of 35 to 40 meters. ft. at approximately 8:20 p.m. Park officials have initiated contact with the Indian and Nepalese consulates to begin the process of notifying the families of the victims.

Authorities have not yet released the identities of the victims.

Unfortunately, drownings remain leading cause of death in Glacier National Park, highlighting the inherent risks associated with aquatic activities in the park's diverse and often complex natural environments.

About Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is one of the best US parks to visit. The park is known for its natural wonders and recreational opportunities such as hiking and trekking, among others. One of the main attractions is the Going-to-the-Sun Road, a scenic road that winds through majestic scenery and offers breathtaking views of glaciers, valleys and pristine lakes such as Lake McDonald and Lake St. Mary.

Hikers can explore numerous trails, ranging from easy to challenging hikes, such as the Highline Trail and Grinnell Glacier Trail. For those interested in history and culture, the park features historic lodges, such as the Many Glacier Hotel, and rustic chalets that reflect the heritage of the early 20th century.

Source: timesofindia

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