Salem man dies on hike at Silver Falls State Park

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Associated Press

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 29 at 12:02 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities suspect a medical condition caused a 66-year-old Salem man to collapse while hiking with his family at Silver Falls State Park.

Oregon State Police say Richard Proksch was unresponsive Saturday when a ranger and medics tried to revive him.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/18IFEyW ) he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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