Two Visitors Drowned in Separate Incidents @ Glacier National Park 
Two Visitors Drowned in Separate Incidents @ Glacier National Park 

Tragic news out of Glacier National Park where two men drowned in separate incidents on Saturday, July 6, 2024. KRTV reports a 26-year old man from India was hiking past the gorge on Avalanche Lake Trail when he went into Avalanche Creek at about 8:30 a.m. Witnesses saw the man go into the creek, go underwater, and resurface briefly before being swept into the gorge. Aerial searches of the creek were conducted by helicopter while park rangers swept the area but the victim has not been found. He is presumed dead and it is believed the body is caught underwater in the gorge.

Later on that same day, a 28-year old man from Nepal was swimming with friends in Lake McDonald near Sprague Creek Campground. His friends report he was an inexperienced swimmer. He was about 30 yards away from shore when he began to struggle, went underwater, and never resurfaced. Dispatch received a call around 6:25 p.m. and rangers arrived at the scene by about 6:50 p.m. A helicopter and ambulance responded to the scene but were called off when rangers located the body about 30 yards offshore at a depth of 35 to 40 feet underwater. The Flathead County Sheriff’s dive team recovered the body at about 8:20 p.m.

The names of the two victims have not yet been released. Our thoughts are with the victims family and friends.

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