Accidents: PCT and Mount Bona Fatalities, Bicyclist Bear Encounter in Banff

Hiker Killed On Pacific Crest Trail
Crestline Courier-News – Crestline,CA,USA
A few minutes after Echols disappeared, Terry Thompson from San Diego came down the trail with a hiker partner and heard Mrs. Echols’ calls for assistance.

Injured Hiker Found After 3 Days in Wash.
KFMB – San Diego,CA,USA
A hiker who fell from a 25-foot-high cliff and broke her leg was spotted on the beach below after she spent three days there without food or water, Coast Guard

Climber dies in crevasse
Anchorage Daily News – Anchorage,AK,USA
Service. Will Hirst, 56, of Castro Valley, was with another climber and two guides near Mount Bona when he fell through a snow bridge.
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Bicyclist survives bear attack in Canada’s Banff National Park
KTVQ-TV – Billings,MT,USA
A park warden shot the bear after the two cyclists got help. The chief warden of Banff National Park says Flaaten was very lucky that he was found.

Bear attacks bicyclist in Canadaian National Park
KHON2 – Honolulu,HI,USA
BANFF, Alberta — A black bear chased down and mauled a bicyclist on a mountain trail in Canada’s most popular national park , the park’s warden said.

Bear runs down and mauls bicyclist in Canadian park
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
Alberta — An undersized black bear chased, caught and mauled a bicycle rider on a mountain trail in Canada’s oldest and most popular national park , refused to
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Hiker rescued after three days in serious condition at Seattle
Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News – Port Angeles,WA,USA
by VANESSA RENEE CASAVANT. SEATTLE — After three harrowing days of being severely injured and stranded in the Olympic National Park
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Climber injured in fall on Second Flatiron
Rocky Mountain News – Denver,CO,USA
By Rocky Mountain News. A climber was injured last evening when he fell while climbing on the Second Flatiron west of Chautauqua Park.

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