Missoula Woman Dies Diving in Glacier National Park
This is absolutely heartbreaking news and this young lady was taken too soon from the world.
Glacier National Park is reporting that an 18 year old Missoula woman died in a scuba diving accident at Lake McDonald. She was apart a group of six people that were scuba diving in Lake McDonald on Sunday, November 1st.
Lake McDonald over the years has been a popular spot for scuba divers due to many underwater finds and beauty. Plus, Lake McDonald is one of the cleanest lakes in the United States.
They have not released the woman's name due to an investigation and notification of next of kin. This is a serious matter and is heartbreaking for the family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.
Scuba diving is a very dangerous activity, especially if you aren't certified for it. To get scuba diving certified you have to take an at least two month course. There's no word on whether the young woman or any of the group were scuba certified and that will probably come out in the investigation.
We haven't even addressed how cold the water probably is at Lake McDonald either. That could've played a huge factor. Lake McDonald at this time of the year is usually anywhere between 25 to 45 degrees cold.
This is a reminder that if you are going to go to an activity that could potentially hurt you need to be careful and make sure you are ready for anything.
We are just heartbroken at the whole situation.
For more details, check out Glacier National Park.