Hiker falls 150 feet to his death off Rattlesnake Ridge

A man fell to his death Thursday, Aug. 29, while hiking in the Rattlesnake Ridge area of Snoqualmie near Rattlesnake Lake.

A woman dialed 911 just before 11 a.m., telling the King County Sheriff's Office that someone had fallen from Rattlesnake Ridge.

Paramedics and King County Sheriff Search and Rescue personnel responded to the scene.

According to a report by the sheriff's office, when police arrived, they talked to a friend of the victim, who said she and the man had hiked to the top of the ridge. She was taking pictures of the man near a ledge when he slipped and fell as he was trying to jump to a rock.

Around noon, paramedics found the man who was about 150 feet down from the ledge.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff's office has not yet released the identity of the victim.

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