Hiker fatally falls from trail in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge, authorities report

A tragic incident occurred in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge, where a young woman lost her life after falling off a cliff while hiking. This devastating accident highlights the importance of safety precautions and awareness while enjoying outdoor activities.

Elisha Angelic Macias, a 22-year-old hiker, had been exploring Horsetail Falls with her friends on Sunday. While venturing off the designated trail, she unfortunately slipped and fell approximately 50 to 60 feet. Tragically, none of her companions witnessed the incident. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office provided this information via an email statement.

Macias hailed from Hillsboro, a town located approximately 20 miles west of Portland, according to officials.

At approximately 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, emergency services received a call reporting a person falling from a cliff close to the Oneonta Trailhead. Moments later, another caller confirmed the incident and mentioned that bystanders were administering CPR.

Despite the best efforts of CPR, emergency responders pronounced her deceased at the location.

The sheriff’s office provided assistance to the medical examiner’s search and rescue team in recovering the body. The official cause of death is currently being determined by the medical examiner.

Officials stated that a team of dedicated volunteers from a trauma support group arrived at the scene to offer valuable resources to individuals who were impacted by the incident.

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