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Man dies from fall at Wallace Falls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 24, 2017

CONTACT: Lt. Rob Martin, Acting PIO, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office , 425-754-5756, Media line: 425-249-6263

Gold Bar, Wash. – The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit and SnoHAWK 10 recovered the body of a Seattle man who fell from Wallace Falls this evening.  A woman called 911 around 5:00 p.m. and reported her 33 year old husband had fallen over an embankment near the Sky Valley Lookout at middle falls.  The Sky Valley Lookout is 2.4 miles up the trail from the Wallace Falls State Park parking lot.  The couple was on a hike with family and friends when the man fell. 

Search crews arrived at the scene and located the male at the base of middle falls, but couldn’t attempt a rescue because of treacherous terrain.  SnoHAWK 10 was able to lower rescuers to the scene and later transport the body to Taylor’s Landing where it was turned over to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Fire District 26 personnel were able to rescue the family’s dog which had also fallen over the embankment.

Response teams consisted of Fire District 26 personnel, Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers, SnoHAWK 10, Wallace Falls State Park Ranger.