Hiker dies, as does rescue volunteer trying to help at Washington waterfall
SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. - A search and rescue worker died trying to save another man at Pilchuck Falls, according to the Skagit County Sheriff's Office.
A group of four hikers were heading down toward the falls around 9:40 p.m. when a 25-year-old man fell about 100 feet. Another man in the group continued hiking down in an effort to help the fallen man, but got stuck and also needed to be rescued, said Chief McDermott with Skagit County Sheriff's Office.
A search and rescue group was training in the area, and responded to assist the hikers. During the rescue, a 61-year-old rescue volunteer fell to his death.
Search and rescue workers returned to recover the hikers' bodies on Sunday. The names of the victims are being withheld until families are notified.