According to local authorities, a hiker’s body was discovered on Wednesday at the base of a cliff in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge, making it the second time in less than a week that a hiker has perished in the region.
Just before 2:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, dispatchers got a report of a body on the Angel’s Rest Trail, according to a statement from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. The body was discovered around 2.5 miles from the trailhead, but because of the terrain, officials were unable to collect it on Wednesday and it spent the night perched on top of the cliff.
Early on Thursday morning, more rescuers arrived in the region, according to the statement. Oregon Authorities are still working to retrieve the corpse.
The hiker, who has not been named, was thought to be on their own. Their passing is still being looked into.
The passing occurs after another hiker died last Friday after falling fatally in the gorge. According to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, a hiker who was later identified as Jessica Warejoncas, 62, died after falling perhaps 100 feet close to a waterfall.
According to the sheriff’s office, Warejoncas fell while trekking with some buddies. Her demise is not thought to be suspicious.
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