Hood River man dies after falling over waterfall

Hood River man dies after falling over waterfall

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Hood River man dies after falling over waterfall

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Updated Thursday, May 22 at 1:53 PM

STEVENSON, Wash. -- A Hood River, Oregon, man who was hiking cross country with his son after their vehicle broke down was swept over a waterfall and killed while trying to cross a creek north of Stevenson.

The Skamania County sheriff's office says 55-year-old Robert Kahler fell about 15 feet over the waterfall Monday evening and landed on rocks below.

His 31-year-old son, Marcus Kahler of Hood River, was able to make it out of the difficult terrain in a tributary of Rock Creek Tuesday and call for help.

Members from Wind River Search and Rescue located the body Tuesday evening. It was recovered Wednesday in a six-hour high-angle operation involving deputies and search and rescue crews from Clark, Klickitat and Skamania counties.

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