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Man passes away in vehicle at Glacier National Park

Posted at 7:41 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 21:41:17-04

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK — A Whitefish man passed away over the Labor Day weekend in Glacier National Park.

Park spokeswoman Lauren Alley says that the medical emergency restricted traffic for three hours just west of Lake McDonald Lodge.

Authorities responded to a 911 call for an unconscious man on Going-to-the-Sun Road at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday.

Rangers found a 64-year-old male unresponsive in a vehicle in which he had been riding as a passenger.

Park rangers, Three Rivers Ambulance, A.L.E.R.T. Air ambulance, and medically qualified bystanders administered CPR and other emergency medical treatment.

Alley says that victim, a resident of Whitefish, MT, was declared deceased on scene. He is thought to have died from a heart attack.

As A.L.E.R.T. Air Ambulance landed, traffic was stopped briefly, and then was routed around the incident in the far lane of travel until approximately 6 p.m.