Hiker falls 150 feet in gorge, suffers non-life-threatening injuries

ELOWAH FALLS, Ore. – Crews on Saturday afternoon rescued a hiker who fell about 150 feet in the Columbia River Gorge.

The hiker, a man in his late teens or early 20s, fell at Elowah Falls, between Corbett and Cascade Locks along Interstate 84. He was hiking with his girlfriend and a family member when he got ahead of them and they heard him yell as he fell off an embankment at around 8:30 a.m., according to Corbett Fire. 

Photos: Rope rescue at Elowah Falls

He was semiconscious when crews arrived but coherent by the time he was brought back up to the trail by rope rescue.

He was taken to a Portland hospital by Life Flight with non-life-threatening injuries, fire officials said.

This was the second rope rescue for Corbett Fire in 24 hours. A 16-year-old girl was jogging down a trail near Multnomah Falls when she fell about 150 feet. She was treated and released on site.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Cascade Locks Fire Department assisted with the rescue.

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