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Kansas woman dies in Avalanche Creek at Glacier National Park

Trail of the Cedars
Posted at 12:14 PM, May 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-24 11:23:06-04

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - A Kansas woman died after falling off a rocky overhang in Glacier National Park Monday, May 22, 2023.

Glacier National Park officials say Monday afternoon a 28-year-old woman fell off a rocky overhang into Avalanche Creek and was swept into the gorge.

She was spotted in the creek passing under the bridge of Trail of the Cedars by bystanders who waded into the water to pull her out.

They immediately began CPR and sent people to notify rangers and call 911.

National Park Service staff, ALERT air ambulance and Three Rivers Ambulance mobilized after learning about the incident.

The woman was declared deceased by ALERT personnel at the side of the creek.

Her name has not been released yet.

The Park extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends and asks that the public respect their privacy.