Latest National Park Service News

2 climbers rescued after a crevasse fall on Mount Rainier

May. 17, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Two climbers were rescued by helicopter Friday after one fell into a crevasse the day before on Mount Rainier. The climbers had been in contact with the National Park Service beginning Wednesday evening, when they stopped their summit bid...

1 of 2 runaway barges pulled from Potomac to shore

May. 12, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — One of two construction barges that floated down the Potomac River amid flooding over the weekend was pulled to shore Thursday, according to a National Park Service official. The river slowed enough for a tug boat and two other boats to safely retrieve the...

2 North Carolina beach houses collapse into Atlantic surf

May. 10, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Two beach houses have fallen into the waves along North Carolina's coast, U.S. National Park Service officials said in a statement Tuesday. The unoccupied homes were located along Ocean Drive in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe. The park service confirmed...

Watery graves recall early Las Vegas’ organized crime days

May. 10, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stories about long-departed Las Vegas organized crime figures are surfacing after a second set of unidentified human remains were revealed as the water level falls on drought-stricken Lake Mead. The reservoir on the Colorado River is about a 30-minute drive from...

Bodies surfacing in Lake Mead recall mob's time in Las Vegas

May. 10, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is being flooded with lore about organized crime after a second set of human remains emerged within a week from the depths of a drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir just a 30-minute drive from the notoriously mob-founded Strip. “There’s no...

Man hiking at Arkansas' Buffalo National River dies in fall

May. 09, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

JASPER, Ark. (AP) — A 46-year-old Missouri man died after falling about 20 feet (6 meters) while hiking at the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, officials said Monday. Brad Lee Thomas of Springfield was hiking with a group on Saturday in an underdeveloped wilderness area when he...

2 barges break free in flooding, float down the Potomac

May. 09, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — Two construction barges broke free from their moorings amid flooding on the Potomac River over the weekend and floated downstream before being snagged by underwater materials, a National Park Service official said. The larger barge carrying an excavator and...

Rangers locate climber's body on Alaska's Denali

May. 06, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — National park rangers in Alaska on Friday located the body of the year’s first registered climber on North America’s tallest peak. Because it’s so early in the climbing season, Matthias Rimml, a 35-year-old professional mountain guide from Tirol,...

2 dead in small plane crash near Golden Gate Bridge

May. 06, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A small plane crashed on a foggy ridge near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge on Friday, killing two people on board, authorities said. An emergency beacon for a small aircraft was activated at 2:15 p.m. in the Marin Headlands northwest of the bridge, the...

'Aggressive' Assateague Island horse moved to Texas

May. 03, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Md. (AP) — A wild horse who has become “extremely aggressive” with staff and visitors at Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland has been relocated to a Texas wildlife sanctuary, National Park Service officials announced Monday. Park service...