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Hiker collapses and dies at Silver Falls State Park

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A hiker collapsed and died at Silver Falls State Park Saturday.

Police were called out to the park at 4:30 p.m. Richard Proksch, 66, of Salem, was hiking in the area with his family.

Shortly after Proksch became unresponsive, a state park ranger arrived and performed CPR. Medics then arrived and continued trying to revive him without success. Proksch was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said Proksch suffered an unknown medical condition. The Marion County Medical Examiner's Office is continuing the investigation.

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