- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) - A Portland resident who fell 15 feet from a Columbia River Gorge Trail was released from the hospital Sunday after sustaining serious injuries.

The Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1bljoBU) a tree stopped 25-year-old Monique Thees’s fall from one of the many narrow, unmarked, unmaintained pathways on top of a steep ridge. Another hiker stayed with her Saturday until rescuers helped Thees back down the trail and took her to a hospital.

County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Steve Alexander said there usually isn’t trouble at the Munra Point trail, probably because it’s frequented by experienced hikers.

A rescue volunteer was hit by a car on Interstate 84 while he made his way to the site. Rescue workers say he was helicoptered to a hospital and is doing well.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com



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