Spokane Fire: Man falls to death from rocks at Riverside State Park

A young man fell to his death from the rocks at Riverside State Park on Friday, a spokesperson with the Spokane Fire Department said.

Emergency rescue teams initially responded to a technical rescue near the Morin Trailhead, in the 4500 block of N. Equestrian Ln. in Riverside State Park.

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a man in his early 20s was hiking with his friend on a high cliff when he fell.

That friend told deputies he looked up to see the man had vanished.

Because of the remote location, rescue crews said they had a hard time finding the man. A Life Flight helicopter was called in and eventually found him.

The man died at the scene, according to Spokane Fire’s Chief Operations Mark John.

BREAKING: A man in his early 20s fell to his death at Riverside State Park near the Morin trailhead. Rescue crews are still trying to recover his body. #4NewsNow pic.twitter.com/BFbbUMQ6fs

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The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner have since taken over the investigation.