The body of a hiker missing since Tuesday was found Friday in Glacier National Park in Montana.as reported by the National Park Service.
The hiker, who was identified as Adam Fuselier, 32, of Castle Pines, Colo., planned to climb Reynolds Mountain but never returned to his vehicle, which was found at Logan Pass, the highest elevation in the park.
A search and rescue operation to locate Fuselier began last Wednesday, with the participation of more than 50 people, a team of dogs and two helicopters. Rangers received credible tips from fellow hikers that helped narrow down the search area.
On Friday morning, Fuselier’s body was found on Reynolds Mountain at around 11:00 am, and he was transported to West Glacier, Montana, by a US Forest Service helicopter.
For its part, the National Park Service expressed its condolences to Fuselier’s family and friends and thanked local and federal authorities who assisted in the search. Fuselier’s cause of death is still under investigation.
Fuselier was a lover of nature and adventure, according to his Facebook profile. He had worked as a mechanical engineer and had studied at Colorado State University.
Meanwhile, on his GoFundMe page, set up by his sister to raise money for his funeral, he is described as “a beautiful, brilliant soul who touched the lives of everyone she met.”
Glacier National Park is one of the most popular destinations for hikers in the United States, with more than 700 miles of trails and a variety of landscapes and wildlife.. However, it also presents risks such as unpredictable weather, rugged terrain, and wild animals.
The National Park Service recommends that visitors prepare properly for their excursions and follow safety regulations.
With information from foxnews
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