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February 17, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Gorge death: Man in 2009 hiking party accused of murder

The Associated Press HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A hiking companion has been accused of murder in the death of a woman who fell from a trail six years ago in the Columbia Gorge. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County officials are holding Stephen Wagner Nichols without bail. Authorities say the Bend, Ore., man was arrested in San…

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June 5, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Rescuers reach injured climber on Mount Stuart

The Associated Press LEAVENWORTH — Rescuers have reached a woman injured in a fall on Mount Stuart, about 12 miles southwest of Leavenworth in Chelan County. A dispatch supervisor in Wenatchee, Dennis Keppner, also says air resources are on the way Thursday morning. High winds prevented helicopters from reaching the woman Wednesday. But a copter from Whidbey…

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July 30, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Hiker killed in fall east of Granite Falls identified

Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the hiker who died Monday near Granite Falls as Donald Allen Youngquist, 67, of Camano Island. He died of a blunt-force impact to the head, according to medical examiner. Youngquist died after a fall east of Granite Falls and his body was recovered Monday night by a search-and-rescue crew, the Snohomish County…

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September 18, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Principal: Teens killed in hiking accident will not be forgotten

Tom Puddy, principal of Christian Faith School in Federal Way, sent the following letter home to parents following the deaths Sunday of Andrew Lusink, a 16-year-old junior, and graduate Ben Skagen, 18, in a hiking accident near North Bend. Hello CFS Family, We have lost two young heroes of the faith in a tragic hiking accident that…

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