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2 dead, including rescuer, at Pilchuck Falls in Skagit County

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PILCHUCK FALLS — A search and rescue worker has died trying to save another man who fell 100 feet at Pilchuck Falls in Skagit county.
Skagit County authorities told KOMO-TV that the hiker also died Saturday night. A friend who got in trouble himself while trying to rescue the 25-year-old hiker was rescued.
The accident happened about when the two men were separated from their hiking group and tried to make their way down to the falls near Lake Cavanaugh.
A Skagit County Search and Rescue team was training nearby and responded to their call for help. As the volunteer group tried to reach the two men, a 61-year-old volunteer fell and died.
Skagit County officials say their recovery efforts will continue on Sunday. The names of the victims have not been released.
Story tags » Disasters (general)HikingSkagit County

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