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Man dies during North Cascades National Park backcountry trip

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:40 am |
September 7, 2012 8:40 am

A man died Labor Day during a backcountry trip in North Cascades National Park, park official said in a statement released this morning by the National Park Service.

According to the brief statement the man collapsed Monday morning at the Panther Creek backcountry camp and was unresponsive. The man’s son performed CPR but couldn’t revive his father. The son and his 9-year-old daughter then hiked three miles to the trailhead where they contacted park staff requesting help.

Rangers flew in to investigate and airlifted the body out of the backcountry. Fourteen park workers, a family member and a pilot from Darrington-based HiLine Helicopters were involved in the recovery.

 

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