Hiker's Body Recovered from Trail

At approximately 6:30 p.m., Monday night, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team, with tremendous support and assistance from the Granite Falls Fire Department, recovered the body of the hiker who fell yesterday near the Robe Valley trail, according to Shari Ireton, director of communications for the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

The victim is a 66-year-old man who has family living in the Arlington area.

The trail where the accident took place is just off the Mountain Loop Highway east of Granite Falls.  According to family members with the man on the trail, the victim was hiking off-trail when he fell approximately 12 feet.


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