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Update: Carlos woman dies from fall while hiking in Oregon Friday, Aug. 19

She was hiking with a group of friends on the Multnomah Falls-Larch Mountain Trail when the fall happened around 1:15 p.m. Friday

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Firefighters and ambulance personnel in Multnomah County, Oregon responded to a hiking fall that resulted in the death of a Carlos woman on Friday, Aug. 19.
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MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OREGON — A Carlos woman died after a 100-foot fall while hiking in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, Oregon on Friday, Aug. 19.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has identified her as Jessica Warejoncas, 62, according to a news release.

She was hiking with a group of friends on the Multnomah Falls-Larch Mountain Trail when the fall happened around 1:15 p.m. Friday, according to the sheriff's office.

Firefighters from Corbett, Oregon responded and reached her about 1.3 miles from the trailhead and pronounced her dead.

Authorities provided emotional support and mental health resources for those with Warejoncas at the time, the news release said.

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The death is not considered suspicious, according to the Multnomah County authorities.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office assisted the medical examiner's office in Multnomah County in Portland with the death notification early Saturday morning, Aug. 20.

The family is asking for privacy and does not want to be contacted by the media.

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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