Death in the Parks
A climbing fall at Mt. McKinley's Denali Pass took the lives of two mountaineers on Wednesday and critically injured two others.
A 45-year old woman from Columbia, Maryland, died last night of injuries sustained yesterday morning while day hiking in the Greenbrier area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
In 2003, a flash flood swept two Haleakala National Park visitors over a waterfall to their deaths. The victims’ family sued, and the federal government has agreed to a no-fault settlement with a $5 million payout.
A climbing accident at North Cascades has claimed the life of internationally renowned climber Craig Luebben.
Zoonotic diseases can be transmitted from animals to humans, and there are some dangerous ones in our parks. The NPS Zoonotic Disease Survey currently underway will help to improve safety protocols for employees at risk. If you want to participate I this survey, you’ll need to hurry.
A child’s tragic death at Chickasaw NRA underscores the need to be extra careful with hazardous materials when camping with small children. Citronella oil, a common lantern fuel, is one of the products that must be kept out of a child’s reach.
The hiker killed in a fall from Half Dome on Saturday afternoon was a 40-year man from of San Ramon, California.
Dangerous weather conditions apparently played a role in the death of a male hiker who fell from Half Dome Saturday afternoon.
When a climber died on the Mount McKinley summit on July 4th, his companions buried his body in one of the least accessible places on the North American continent. It will probably stay there until at least next year, and might be left there for good.