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Missing man found dead in Glacier NP’s Lake McDonald

Posted at 3:57 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 09:33:54-04

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – A man who had been reported missing in Glacier National Park has been found dead in Lake McDonald.

Park officials say that at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday park dispatch received a missing person notification from a concerned family member for a 48-year-old man from Arizona believed to be in the Park.

Rangers launched a search and located a vehicle at Lake McDonald Lodge matching the description provided by the family.

Ground crews searched the nearby area, and the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team conducted an underwater search.

He was found and recovered in the lake on Tuesday afternoon. The exact circumstances leading to his death are unknown, but no foul play is suspected.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, and the incident remains under investigation.

Park spokeswoman Lauren Alley notes that water is a leading cause of death in Glacier National Park and people are urged to stay off frozen water and away from slippery rocks near rushing water.

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KALISPELL – Officials are looking for a 48-year-old man who was reported missing in Glacier National Park on Tuesday morning.

Lauren Alley with Glacier National Park has confirmed with MTN that on Tuesday morning, park dispatch received a report of a 48-year-old missing male who is not from the area.

Right now, officials believe that the male was sightseeing.

When park crews arrived on scene a vehicle was located at Lake McDonald Lodge matching the description of the missing man’s vehicle.

We will keep you updated as soon as we learn more.