NACHES, Wash. -

Authorities say a hunter who was pulled from the Naches River near Yakima has died.
   
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the man slipped while trying to cross the river Wednesday afternoon.
   
Yakima County sheriff's deputies say the man and two other hunters were trying to cross the river about eight miles west of Naches when he slipped.
   
Authorities were able to pull the unresponsive man, believed to be in his 50s, from the river after he had floated a short distance.
   
Deputy Yakima County Coroner Marshall Slight says the man died later at a Yakima hospital.