Tourist dies after 30 metre cliff plunge
OFFICIALS with Montana’s Glacier National Park say a visitor who was taking photographs of the scenery fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert and plunged off a steep cliff to his death.
Park officials said in a statement Monday that 26-year-old Robert Durbin of Corvallis, Montana, died Saturday.
They say Durbin was taking photos along Haystack Creek next to the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is known for its dramatic scenery and vertigo-inducing heights.
He fell into the creek and was washed through a culvert that goes beneath the road and empties into a 30.5 metre drop down a cliff.