Saturday, July 13, 2013

Body Recovered Near The Loop on the Going-to-the-Sun Road

An investigation is underway regarding the discovery and recovery of a body identified as that of 25-year old Cody Lee Johnson of Kalispell.

Park dispatch received a report of a possible body located below The Loop area of the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Park rangers initiated a search, and at approximately 9:45 a.m. yesterday morning, the body of Johnson was discovered.

Due to the steep and rocky terrain, a helicopter and specialized short-haul rescue team from Parks Canada assisted with the recovery of the body. The Going-to-the-Sun Road was closed temporarily to facilitate the situation. Kalispell City Police Department, Flathead County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assisted with the search and recovery operations.

The body was transported to a local funeral home and an autopsy will be conducted.

Anyone with information that may be related to this incident is encouraged to contact Glacier National Park at 406-888-7801.

No further information is available at this time.


Jeff
Hiking in Glacier.com

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