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Woman dies in fall at Glacier National Park in Montana

The 28-year-old woman fell into Avalanche Creek and was swept by the water into a gorge, officials said.
/ Source: NBC News

A Kansas woman died at Montana’s Glacier National Park on Monday after falling into a river and being swept into a gorge, park officials said.

The 28-year-old woman was not identified in a statement about the incident issued Tuesday.

She fell from a rocky overhang and into Avalanche Creek below on Monday afternoon, and was swept into a gorge, the National Park Service said.

Montana, Glacier National Park, (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park,) Avalanche Creek Trailhead Sign.
Avalanche Creek Trailhead Sign in Montana, Glacier National Park in 2008.Education Images / Universal Images Group via Getty Images file

Bystanders saw her in the creek and waded in to pull her out, it said. They began CPR and called 911, but she was pronounced dead.

“The park extends their deepest condolences to the family and friends and ask that the public respect their privacy,” the park service said in a statement.

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