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Man dies after Glacier National Park climbing accident

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 21:31:44-04

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK — A man has died in a climbing accident at Glacier National Park.

Park officials report that a 20-year-old man passed away after falling from a ridge known as the Dragon’s Tail on Tuesday evening.

The Dragon's Tail is a steep, off-trail climbing route southwest of Mount Reynolds near Logan Pass.

The climber fell several hundred feet toward Hidden Lake around 7:30 pm. Search and rescue efforts began immediately after Glacier National Park dispatchers received the report of his fall.

Two Bear Air located the man, determined he was deceased and then recovered the body. The name of the victim has not yet been released.