Man dies in fall at Columbia River Gorge trail

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a New York man died after falling from a trail east of Portland, Oregon.

The Hood River County sheriff’s office said Francesco Goncalves of Eastchester was hiking with friends Tuesday along the popular Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge when he fell about 70 feet into Punchbowl Falls.

Witnesses told investigators the man was underwater when they reached him and had suffered a head injury. He died before emergency crews arrived.