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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 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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