Wash. man falls to death in Gifford Pinchot



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cowlitz County authorities say a 52-year-old Toutle, Wash., man apparently fell to his death from a high bridge in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest after taking photos of the remote scenery near Woodland.

The Oregonian (http://is.gd/KimU5Y ) reports investigators found Lance Chandler’s badly damaged camera near his body on Saturday.

The county coroner’s office is expected to perform an autopsy.

The death investigation followed a call to the sheriff’s office by a U.S. Forest Service employee, who reported that an abandoned vehicle had been parked for a few days on a Highway 504 bridge between Woodland and Cougar.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com