Teen dead after fall while hiking Keekwulee Falls

The King County Sheriff’s Office closed the Denny Creek Trail for several hours Saturday during the investigation, prompting some hikers to walk away in the process.

KING COUNTY, Wash. – A 17-year-old died Saturday while hiking on Keekwulee Falls, located along the Denny Creek Trail just a few miles northwest of Snoqualmie Pass, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The King County Sheriff’s Office closed the Denny Creek Trail for several hours Saturday during the investigation, prompting some hikers to walk away in the process.

King County Sheriff’s Office officials said shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday, the 17-year-old slipped and fell while hiking on Keekwulee Falls. Officials said he died of his injuries.

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The King County Search and Rescue Sheriff’s Office, as well as its Main Crime Unit, responded to the scene. Officials with the King County Sheriff’s Office said that although the death was not investigated as suspicious, the Main Crime Unit responded when it was an “unexpected death”.

The hikers KING 5 spoke to are shaken by this unfortunate tragedy.

“Be careful with every decision you make when you’re out in the wild because you can make mistakes, you can slip, you can fall, there’s always a chance of getting hurt and yes, this is clearly a thing. terrible happens,” Paul said. Otteni.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

This is an evolving story. Check for updates again.

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Edmund DeMarche

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