Hiker falls 100 feet to death in Skamania County

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Panther Creek Falls in Gifford Pinchot National Forest Washington State

CARSON, Wash.  — Search crews have recovered the body of a 23-year-old woman who was killed in a 100-foot fall while hiking in Skamania County.

The Columbian newspaper reports that Leslie Mar, of Vancouver, was hiking with a partner on Friday evening when she slipped from a ledge at Panther Creek Falls, north of Carson.

Teams found her and began lifesaving measures but could not revive her. Due to the rugged location and coming darkness, they waited until Saturday to recover her body.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office in Vancouver.

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