A 56-year-old man injured Sunday while hiking near Spada Lake near Sultan died overnight from his injuries before rescue teams could reach him, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
The hiker injured his head after the fall, according to the sheriff’s office, which dispatched search-and-rescue units. The hiker was found Sunday about eight miles northeast of Spada Lake. He had been with two other people, one of whom stayed with him while the other hiked out for help, according to the sheriff’s office.
Though the rescue teams were able to find the injured hiker and his companion, no rescue attempt was made Sunday night “due to weather conditions and safety considerations,” according to the sheriff’s office.
The man’s body was was taken Monday morning to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death. The man’s name has not been released.