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Hiker's Body Recovered from Trail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 30, 2013

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Shari.Ireton@co.snohomish.wa.us
Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team, with tremendous support and assistance from the Granite Falls Fire Department, recovered the body of the hiker who fell yesterday near the Robe Valley trail at approximately 6:30 PM last night.  The victim is a 66 year-old man who has family living in the Arlington area. 

The trail where the accident took place is just off the Mountain Loop Highway east of Granite Falls.  According to family members with the man on the trail, the victim was hiking off-trail when he fell approximately 12 feet.