Posted: Mar 19, 2013 7:41 PM by Melissa Rafferty - MTN News
KALISPELL - The Kalispell woman who was found dead in Glacier National Park last week died from accidental drowning.
The Flathead County Coroner's Office reports that Amy Reddig, 28, died from drowning, with contributing factors of hypothermia and schizophrenia.
Park dispatchers received a missing person report on Reddig Thursday, March 14, in the morning. Later that afternoon Reddig's body was found at the head of Lake McDonald, near the inlet of McDonald Creek.
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in Glacier National Park at approximately 10 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. Officials say the water temperature was about 36 degrees when Reddig's body was recovered.
Officials stress that drowning is the leading cause of death in Glacier National Park, and visitors are reminded to use caution and care around water.