The 26-year old man who died after jumping into a pool of water at the base of Running Eagle Falls in Glacier National Park last week has been identified as Clint Cory Not Afraid of Browning.
A press release from Glacier National Park on Tuesday says that at about 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, park dispatch was notified that a man had jumped feet-first into a shallow pool at Running Eagle Falls and sustained life-threatening injuries.
Park rangers arrived within minutes of receiving the call and performed CPR.
An ALERT medical helicopter, Glacier County Emergency Medical Services, Blackfeet Emergency Medical Services, Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services, and the Glacier County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene.
The initial investigation indicated that Not Afraid jumped from the waterfall on his own accord.
Park rangers conducted an accident investigation including gathering statements from witnesses.
No suspicious circumstances, including foul play or suicide, were noted.
The trailhead for Running Eagle Falls is located 1.1 miles west of the Two Medicine entrance station, according to HikingGlacier.com.
Park visitors are reminded to use caution around all water features, especially waterfalls and fast moving streams.
Water is cold, swift and very high in many locations at this time of year, and rocks can be very slippery. Falls and drowning are the top two causes of death in the park.