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Illinois Mountaineer Dies in Glacier National Park Fall

Illinois mountaineer and exotic plant team worker for Glacier National park Jacob Rigby was found dead after being reported missing at 2:00am Monday. His body was spotted by SAR helicopter 2:00p.m Friday. The reports say Jacob could have fallen about 800 feet down the north face of the extremely steep and treacherous 8888 peak in Glacier National Park.

Over 50 people helped with the search after Jacob was noticed overdue back from a personal day hike on Sunday. The terrain where Jacob was hiking is extremely steep and dangerous where only the most experienced hikers and mountaineers go. 31 of the searchers were hiking and camping in this treacherous area during the search process.