Missoula Woman Dies in Diving Accident

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Day: November 2, 2020

Speak to: Gina Kerzman, 406-888-5838

WEST GLACIER, Mont. [November 2, 2020] – On Sunday, November 1 at roughly 5:50 p.m., a Glacier Nationwide Park Ranger responded to a report of a scuba diving incident at Lake McDonald. An 18-calendar year-outdated woman from Missoula was declared deceased following resuscitation attempts by customers of the diving team and initial responders were unsuccessful.

The deceased was component of a scuba diving team of six people that started out their dive close to the dock of Lake McDonald Lodge about 4:00 pm.

At the time of the incident, by-standers drove to Apgar Village for cell sign to contact 911. A.L.E.R.T. was 1st on the scene, about 30 minutes soon after the initial 911 get in touch with. A next diver, a 22-calendar year-aged male, experienced shortness of breath and was transported by A few Rivers Ambulance to Kalispell Regional Professional medical Heart. He was afterwards flown to Seattle, Wash. for hyperbaric therapy.

The incident is underneath investigation and names have not yet been launched
pending following of kin notification. Lake McDonald is well known among the some scuba diving groups because of submerged artifacts. Permits are not demanded to dive in Glacier National Park and diving equipment is not matter to Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) inspections.

Glacier Nationwide Park thanks the Flathead County Sheriff’s Business and Dive Team, A few Rivers Ambulance, and A.L.E.R.T. for their aid in this rescue energy.

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