- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A miner who fell to his death from a southern Oregon cliff has been identified as a Vancouver, Wash., man.

A Josephine County Sheriff’s deputy told the Grants Pass Daily Courier (https://is.gd/wswGU4 ) that 59-year-old Charles Hindenburg and a friend had been working a gold claim on Silver Creek, about 25 miles northwest of Grants Pass.

The men were hauling equipment up a cliff Friday afternoon when a dredge became stuck on a ledge.

Hindenburg fell 250 feet and was dead when rescuers reached the remote area more than five hours after the fall.

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Information from: Daily Courier, https://www.thedailycourier.com

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