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Hiker dies after falling from Angel’s Rest Trailhead

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A man hiking near the Angel’s Rest Trailhead has died after falling off the trail near a waterfall.

According to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and rescue personnel responded to a call just before 10 a.m. Friday.

Deputies said the man and the other person with whom he was hiking were about half of a mile up the trail when the man fell approximately 40 feet down off the side of the trail.

The other hiker called 911 and placed a marker for emergency crews. After crews arrived they made their way to the fallen hiker who suffered life-threatening injuries in the fall.

Rescuers' attempts to save the hiker failed and he died at the scene.

Detectives from the sheriff's office and the county medical examiner are conducting a death investigation at the scene, and the body will be turned over to the medical examiner's office.

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