Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kintla Lake, Glacier National Park

upper kintla lake, originally uploaded by jaygronemyer.

The body of a overdue hiker was found near Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park.

WEST GLACIER - Searchers in Glacier National Park found the body of an adult male along Kintla Lake in the park’s remote North Fork area late Wednesday afternoon while looking for an overdue hiker. The man’s cause of death was not known.

Park officials were poised to ask the public for help when the man’s body was found on a slope above the trail near the head of Kintla Lake at about 5 p.m.

My condolences to his friends and family.

Update: The hiker has been identified as a Pennsylvania man.

Authorities say that a Pennsylvania man whose body turned up in Glacier National Park died from suicide.

The Flathead County Deputy Coroner said the man died from a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the chest.

Searchers found the body of Bruce Colburn, 53, Wednesday night near the head of Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park.

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