Hiker rescued after slipping on ice, falling 40 feet at Wahkeena - KPTV - FOX 12

Hiker rescued after slipping on ice, falling 40 feet at Wahkeena Falls

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COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) -

A hiker was rescued after slipping on ice and falling 40 feet down the side of a cliff at Wahkeena Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.

Marion County Sheriff's Office search and rescue teams responded to the popular hiking area at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.  

Deputies said the 57-year-old woman caught herself on a tree as she went down the cliff. She was not seriously injured.

Firefighters said the woman and a friend were visiting from Texas. 

Search and rescue workers said hiking at the falls is dangerous right now due to icy conditions.

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