Man Dies After a Fall in Glacier National Park: UPDATED 7/24

A man died after a fall in Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park spokeswoman Lauren Alley says the man died after falling approximately 100 feet near Haystack Creek off the west side of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The incident happened on Saturday evening.

The name of the man has not yet been released.
[Local News Story]

UPDATED: 7/24/17

Park officials said in a statement Monday that 26-year-old Robert Durbin of Corvallis died Saturday.

They say Durbin was taking photos along Haystack Creek next to the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is known for its dramatic scenery and vertigo-inducing heights.

He fell into the creek and was washed through a culvert that goes beneath the road and empties into a 100-foot drop down a cliff.

The popular road was closed to traffic for about an hour while rangers and rescuers found and recovered the man’s body.

Glacier officials say the death isn’t considered suspicious. Falls are a leading cause of death in the park.
[Local News Story]

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