Hiker, volunteer resucer die at Pilchuck Falls

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Mount Pilchuck State Forest (Photo: Washington State Parks)

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.

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