The National Parks Service confirmed the tragic death of a 28-year-old woman at Glacier National Park.
The woman, Atheer Abdulrahman S. Alquahtani, a University of Kansas student from Saudi Arabia, had been visiting the park to celebrate completing her first year of her master’s degree.
On Monday, Alquahtani fell off a rocky overhang into Avalanche Creek and was swept into a gorge. Bystanders spotted her in the creek passing under the Trail of Cedars bridge, pulled her out, attempted CPR, and called 911. Unfortunately, Alquahtani was pronounced dead at the scene.
Park officials said that water-related incidents are the number one cause of death at Glacier National Park. They warned visitors to take extra care when approaching areas with water, especially during spring runoff.