Montana man found dead along Yellowstone ski trail

The body of a Montana man was discovered Saturday along a ski trail in Yellowstone National Park.

Snowshoers called 911 around noon on Saturday, after spotting what they thought was a body in the snow along a groomed ski trail in the northern part of the park.

Park rangers responded to the Frog Rock Trailhead, which is south of the Grand Loop Road, eight and a half miles east of Mammoth Hot Springs, according to a statement released by the park’s public affairs office.

They discovered the body of Merik Morgan, 52, from Belgrade, Mont., lying near the ski trail along the Blacktail Plateau Drive.

While initial indications are that the man succumbed to hypothermia, park officials said the incident remains under investigation. Additional details were not immediately available.

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