A Canadian man was found dead earlier this week in Washington’s Olympic National Park.
Thomas Bernier-Villeneuve, 34, died after a tree fell on his tent in Elk Lake, a remote wilderness campsite, the National Park Service said.
On Aug. 30, the Park Service said it received a notice through an inReach device of a visitor fatality at Elk Lake.
Garmin devices use inReach satellite technology for communication, with the ability to send and receive messages, navigate routes, track and share a trip and trigger an SOS to a 24/7 staffed global emergency response coordination center via the 100% global Iridium satellite network.
National Park Service reached the scene by helicopter the next morning.
The deceased was transferred from Olympic National Park to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.