Stevenson woman dies after falling 90 feet while hiking

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: July 16, 2013, 9:13 PM

 

A Stevenson woman died after falling about 90 feet while hiking in the Wind River canyon on Friday morning, officials said.

Debbie Scott, 53, was hiking with a companion on a narrow trail that leads to an area of natural hot springs known as “Hot Holes.”

She slipped and fell on the rocks below, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Crews from Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, Skamania County EMS, Carson Fire District 1, Wind River Search and Rescue and the Skamania sheriff’s office dive team responded to the incident, which was reported at 10:40 a.m.

Scott had died from her injuries by the time emergency personnel reached her.

The incident is being investigated by the sheriff’s office.