Two Die in Yellowstone National Park

by The Associated Press 

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - The body of a 23-year-old solo hiker has been found near the summit of an 11,000 foot mountain in Yellowstone National Park.
    The National Park Service says Joseph Austin Parker was originally from Valdosta, Ga., but most recently had been working in Gardiner, Mont.
    The agency says Parker was reported missing about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, about five hours after he called friends saying he was descending Electric Peak because of nearby lightning.
    An aerial and ground search turned up nothing until Thursday morning when his body was discovered below the summit of Electric Peak.
    The cause of death is under investigation.
    Electric Peak is located in the Gallatin Range in the northwest corner of Yellowstone. 

Mont. angler swept to death in Yellowstone River

    A 73-year-old southwestern Montana man has died while fishing in Yellowstone National Park.
    The National Park Service says the man, whose name has not been released, lost his footing while fishing in the Yellowstone River and was swept away in the swift current on Wednesday.
    The incident occurred near the Nez Perce picnic ground in the Mud Volcano area of the park.
    The Park Service says witnesses reported seeing the man trying to cross the river in chest-deep water. He was carried about 200 yards downstream before another visitor pulled him out and tried unsuccessfully to revive him.
    The cause of death is under investigation.
    It was the second death reported in Yellowstone this week. A solo hiker was found dead near a mountain summit in the park on Thursday.