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California man injured in fall in Glacier park

By Associated Press
Published On: Sep 05 2013 08:56:25 AM MDT
WEST GLACIER, Mont. -

A California man who fell about 35 feet down a crevasse in Glacier National Park was able to get back out and hike more than 2 miles back to a campground and was airlifted out the next morning.
    
Glacier park spokeswoman Denise Germann says the 36-year-old man fell Tuesday evening while hiking by himself on Jackson Glacier. Other campers at the Gunsight Lake Backcountry Campground tended to him through the night.
    
Early Wednesday, three campers set out for help. They notified a backcountry ranger at about 8:50 a.m. The ranger called park dispatch and the air ambulance from Kalispell arrived at the campground at about 10 a.m.
    
Germann believed the man was taken to the hospital in Kalispell. She said his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.