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John Urquhart


Hiker Dies at Twin Falls

Summary

A 58-year-old Mill Creek man fell to his death Sunday while hiking with his dog in Twin Falls State Park near North Bend.

Story

A 58-year-old Mill Creek man fell to his death Sunday while hiking in Twin Falls State Park near North Bend.

Around 3:50 p.m. witnesses saw the victim hiking a trail in the park with his dog. The victim was seen walking past a “trail closed” sign and a short time later the witnesses heard a dog yelping. The witnesses went to investigate and saw the dog was on a cliff halfway down the mountain. The victim was not seen.

Eastside Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene and were able to spot the victim about 100 feet down the mountain. When rescue units got to him he was found to have died from the fall. King County Search and Rescue teams recovered the man's body. 

The dog was also rescued from the cliff and was not injured.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending identification and notification of family.

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