Yellowstone National Park officials say “rescue crews have recovered the bodies of two Montana men who died while trying to climb a frozen waterfall below the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.” (AP, 5/26). As a personal injury attorney, I always encourage those involved in extreme adventure activities to proceed with the caution. Friends of the two deceased men allerted park officials when the two had not returned from a weekend hike.
Rescuers found the climbers' bodies on a rock ledge several hundred feet below the canyon rim. Park officials say it appears an ice surge fell on the men as they were climbing the rock ledge.