By Andi Bourne

Man Survives Nearly 50-Foot Fall


Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

This sign is a reminder to hikers as they approach Morrell Falls.

SEELEY LAKE – A 31-year-old man from Three Forks, Mont. fell between 40-50 feet while attempting to climb Morrell Falls July 2. He was taken by air to Missoula and considered in serious condition.

The call came into 911 Dispatch just before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Witnesses told Missoula County Sheriff's Sergeant Bob Parcell that the man was climbing barefoot on the slippery wet rocks of Morrell Falls. He lost his footing and tumbled down head first, hitting his head and feet multiple times before landing in the water.

According to Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel bystanders pulled h...

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