Brief: Missing climber found deceased in Glacier National Park

The climber was reported missing on July 18 at 5:30 p.m. Parks Canada recovered the body on July 19 after pictures and videos helped narrow the search area.

A helicopter in Glacier national park. Photo: Revelstoke Mountaineer file photo

Parks Canada recently confirmed that a missing climber was found deceased in Glacier National Park earlier this week.

On July 18 at 5:30 p.m., a solo climber was reported missing to Parks Canada by their emergency contact. After receiving the call, Parks Canada initiated a helicopter search of the area. When no signs of the climber were found, Parks Canada called off the search for the night.

The following morning, on July 19, Parks Canada narrowed the search area using images and videos the climber sent to friends and family. Unfortunately, when search crews located the climber, they were already deceased. Safety staff recovered the body immediately.

According to Parks Canada, RCMP and BC Coroners Service are conducting their own investigations to determine the circumstances of this tragic death. Neither organizations will be providing any information about the identity of the deceased.

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