Dallas man dies after falling at Big Bend National Park

Dallas man dies after falling at Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park Sign (Source: KWES)

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TX (KWES) - A Dallas man is dead after sustaining a fall while at Big Bend National Park.

Edward Lowe, 69, was on a five-day river trip through Boquillas Canyon with four other people.

According to the National Park Service, Lowe fell while scouting a campsite about a mile downstream from the mouth of the canyon.

Lowe reportedly fell headfirst off an embankment and was unresponsive to life saving efforts and CPR that the party administered.

Dallas man dies after falling at Big Bend National Park

Officials with the National Park Service released the following statement:

Big Bend National Park staff are saddened by this tragic loss of life, and extend their condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Lowe.

Two of the people with Lowe were able to canoe upstream and call for help.

An interagency team, including Big Bend National Park rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents responded and safely recovered the body later that day, according to officials.

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