Oregon hiker dies after falling 100ft near waterfall


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A hiker died Friday in Oregon after plunging about 100 feet near a waterfall, authorities said.

The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was hiking with a group of friends on the Multnomah Falls-Larch mountain trail around 1:15 p.m. when she fell near Wiesendanger Falls in the gorge of the Columbia River, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said.

She suffered a life-threatening head injury in the fall, authorities said.

Corbett firefighters traveled approximately 1.3 miles from the trailhead to reach the woman and found bystanders performing CPR on her. Despite rescue efforts, firefighters pronounced her dead, the sheriff’s office said.

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On Friday, the woman was hiking with friends along the Multnomah Falls-Larch Mountain Trail.
(Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

“It’s terribly devastating,” Stephanie Weinstein, a Canadian visiting Multnomah Falls, told FOX12 Oregon.

The Multnomah County Search and Rescue team was dispatched to help recover the hiker’s body.

A hiker fell about 100 feet near Wiesendanger Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.

A hiker fell about 100 feet near Wiesendanger Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
(Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

Officials said the hiker’s identity would be revealed after notification from her next of kin.

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No other details were immediately available.


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