Last night, around 4:30 p.m. King County Comm Center received a 911 call from a hiker who stated his friend he was hiking with had fallen from a cliff about an hour prior in the Pratt Lake area.
The caller had to hike for over an hour to get cell phone reception to call for help. The caller wasn’t exactly sure where his friend had fallen from but he heard him fall. He tried to look for the missing hiker, could see his backpack at the base of the cliff but not his friend.
King County Sheriff’s Office and King County Search and Rescue responded to look for the missing hiker. At 11:58 p.m., KC Search and Rescue found the missing hiker at the bottom of a 200 foot cliff, he had died from the fall.
The victim was 31 years old from Shoreline. The friend he was with told investigators that the only reason he didn’t fall as well was he had his dog with him, who was able to pull him back from the cliff. The victim’s body has yet to be removed because of poor weather in the area they are unable to bring a helicopter to remove him. King County Sheriff’s Deputies and Search and Rescue remain with the victim.