At about 11 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2023, a Two Bear Air helicopter located 19-year-old Matthew Read of Michigan, who was reported missing on Sunday, May 7 in Glacier National Park.
Read reportedly hiked the Huckleberry Lookout trail on Friday and reached the first saddle where he encountered a snowfield covering the trail.
He slipped into an unnamed drainage on the east side of Huckleberry Mountain.
He descended into chest-deep snow, losing his phone, water bottle, and shoes.
Upon determining that he could not make it back up to the trail, he started working his way down the drainage.
A news release from Glacier National Park says that Two Bear Air picked up a thermal heat signature in heavily-forested terrain on Monday night.
Rescue personnel lowered a rescuer down to Read’s location and found him "somewhat responsive."
Read was extricated via a 175-foot hoist, flown out of the park, and transferred to Evergreen Ambulance.
He is said to be in stable condition.
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