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Whitefish man dies after RV falls on him

Posted at 8:13 PM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 22:13:18-04

WHITEFISH – A Whitefish man died after he was trapped under a fifth wheel RV this weekend in Evergreen.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry reports on Sunday shortly before 4:30 p.m., the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office and Evergreen Fire Rescue were dispatched to a report of a man trapped under a fifth wheel RV.

When emergency units arrived, the man’s body was found pinned under a large fifth wheel RV. 

The man identified as Rusty Atchinson, 57, of Whitefish had apparently been trying to jack the RV up when it fell on him.

Rescue personnel were able to free the man, and resuscitation attempts were begun. 

Atchinson was transported to Kalispell Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The incident remains under investigation by the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.