June 21, 2010 in City, Region

Woman drowns at Glacier Park

Associated Press

WEST GLACIER, Mont. – A 62-year-old Missouri woman drowned after she fell from a bridge and was carried away by a fast-flowing creek in Glacier National Park.

Park officials said the body of Elizabeth Gray McNamara, of Kansas City, was recovered Saturday downstream from Virginia Falls, a full day after she fell in.

The officials said that according to a witness accounts, the woman and her husband were walking across the bridge around noon Friday when she slipped and fell about four feet into cold, swift Virginia Creek.

She was quickly carried away by the current and her husband lost sight of her.

A dive team found her body wedged beneath a bridge.

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