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Man slips from Palouse Falls cliff, presumed dead

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - An unidentified Spokane man is presumed dead after slipping from a cliff at Palouse Falls State Park on Monday afternoon.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the man fell from a 35 ft ledge while taking a selfie with a young woman with whom he was visiting the park. The woman told authorities that he hit a rock as he fell into the water, where he was then swept downstream.

The Columbian Basin Dive Rescue team arrived on scene at approximately 6:00 PM on Monday. The assessed the area, but were not able to enter the water. Officials with the dive team said they plan to search for the man's body on Tuesday morning.


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