UPDATE: Glacier National Park Says Missing Hiker Has Been Found Alive
UPDATE May 9, 2023: Matthew David Read, the 19-year-old hiker reported missing Sunday in Glacier National Park has been found alive, according to a post on the park's Facebook page. No other details have been made available.
WEST GLACIER, Mont. [May 8, 2023] – A search is underway in Glacier National Park for a 19-year-old man missing since Friday. Matthew David Read is described as a Caucasian male with short brown hair, brown eyes, 5’11”, about 210 pounds.
He was last heard from on Friday afternoon. Rangers were alerted on Sunday that he was overdue.
His vehicle was found at theHuckleberry Trailhead on Sunday afternoon.
About 30 individuals are included in the search, including Park rangers, US Border Patrol, and Flathead County Sheriff’s office personnel, along with county search dogs. Two Bear Air is assisting as weather allows.
Conditions on Huckleberry Trail at the upper reaches are winter-like, officials say, with snow over the trail at higher altitudes. Due to the on-going search, Huckleberry Trail is closed.