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Young man reported missing rescued by helicopter in Glacier National Park

Young man reported missing has been rescued in Glacier National Park
Young man reported missing has been rescued in Glacier National Park
Posted at 10:37 AM, May 09, 2023

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.

Young man reported missing has been rescued in Glacier National Park

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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