Hiker, volunteer resucer die at Pilchuck Falls
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A hiker and a rescuer both died at Pilchuck Falls on Saturday, according to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials say four people were walking down a logging road when two of them decided to hike down to the falls. Officials say on their way back up, a 25-year-old man fell about 100 feet.
Another person tried to reach him but got stuck.
A search-and-rescue volunteer group was training in the same area and was sent to help and eventually rescued that person, but the 25-year-old died.
As the volunteer group tried to rescue the two men, a 61-year-old rescuer fell and died, officials say.
Their names are not being released at this time.
The sheriff’s office recovered the two victims Sunday morning.