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Hiker dies in 150-foot fall in Rattlesnake Ridge area

rattlesnake lakeSNOQUALMIE –- King County sheriff’s deputies say a man fell to his death Thursday while on a popular hiking trail in the Rattlesnake  Ridge area of Snoqualmie.

The man was hiking with a female friend when they stopped to take some pictures at a viewpoint overlooking Rattlesnake Lake. She told deputies the man slipped and fell off the ledge as he tried to jump to a rock.

Rescuers found the man’s body about 150 feet below the ridge. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities were waiting to notify the man’s family before releasing his identity.

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