Hiker killed in 200-foot fall at Oregon’s Multnomah Falls

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Gerardo Hernandez-Rodriguez, 41, modified into once hiking at Multnomah Falls when he stumbled and fell down a cliff, sheriff’s officials talked about.

Breaking News Multnomah Falls is found in the Columbia River Gorge, about 30 miles east of Portland.
Multnomah Falls is in the Columbia River Gorge, about 30 miles east of Portland, Ore.U.S. Wooded space Service

By Dennis Romero

A 41-year-feeble man hiking at a favored waterfall in Oregon died over the weekend when he stumbled and fell 200 toes down a cliff, authorities talked about Monday.

The hiker, identified as Gerardo Hernandez-Rodriguez, modified into once learned dull at the contaminated after rescuers replied to stories of his fall at Multnomah Falls on Saturday afternoon, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Assign of enterprise talked about in a assertion.

“It’s a ways estimated that Hernandez fell practically 200 toes,” the accumulate web page of job talked about. “It’s a ways believed that alcohol impairment modified into once likely a contributing believe the fall.”

NBC affiliate KGW of Portland reported that Hernandez modified into once a father of 5.

He modified into once on a path come Benson Bridge when he fell, the sheriff’s web page of job talked about. Sheriff’s deputies, a U.S. Wooded space Service ranger and Corbett Fire District first responders launched a search-and-rescue operation.

The sheriff’s web page of job described the terrain as “inaccessible” and “steep.”

A deputy stumbled on Hernandez’s physique off Historic Columbia River Toll road, straight below his fall, it talked about.

The 620-foot Multnomah Falls, 30 miles east of Portland, is section of the Columbia River Gorge. It can be the most visited pure sport space in the Pacific Northwest, in accordance with the U.S. Wooded space Service.

The sheriff’s web page of job beneficial visitors to take dangle of the draw’s trails seriously by making ready for tough terrain and studying a draw sooner than time.

“Or no longer it’s no longer a paved stroll,” Deputy John Plock beneficial KGW. “Right here’s a hiking path, and so we assist folks to reach support ready for an right hike.”

Dennis Romero

Dennis Romero is a breaking recordsdata reporter for NBC News Digital. 

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