Small rockslide wipes out part of Beacon Rock pedestrian bridge - KPTV - FOX 12

Small rockslide wipes out part of Beacon Rock pedestrian bridge

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STEVENSON, WA (KPTV) -

A small rockslide at Beacon Rock State Park in the Columbia River Gorge temporarily stranded two young hikers on the trail Friday.

Skamania County deputies said the rockslide wiped out a portion of one of the hiking trail's pedestrian bridges, leaving the two young men stranded on the upper portion of Beacon Rock.

The park ranger went to seek help, but while he was away from the scene, the hikers managed to cross the gap left by the damaged bridge and walk out on their own.

By the time the park ranger and a group of rescuers returned, there were no rescue needed. A short time later, they learned from other park visitors that the men had made it down Beacon Rock on their own.

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