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Yellowstone Rangers Recover The Bodies of Two Park Visitors

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Two men died this week in separate, unrelated recreational activities in Yellowstone National Park.  A 73-year-old man from southwest Montana has died inside the park after losing his footing while fishing.  The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family members, was fishing in the Yellowstone River near the Nez Perce picnic area in the vicinity of Mud Volcano Wednesday when eyewitnesses say he lost his footing in chest-deep water while attempting to cross the river.  The witnesses say he was carried approximately 200 yards downstream in the swift current. One park visitor ran downstream and pulled the unconscious man ashore and initiated CPR. Park rangers and medical staff were notified and responded but all efforts to revive the victim were unsuccessful.  Searchers also found the body of a missing hiker near the summit of Electric Peak yesterday.  23 year-old Joseph Parker had called friends on his cell phone Tuesday to tell them he was descending the mountain because of nearby lightning.  After two days of searching by Yellowstone and Park County Montana officials, rangers discovered Parker’s body on Thursday morning below the summit of Electric Peak. The cause of death is still under investigation.  Parker was working for the summer in Gardiner, Montana.

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