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Hillsboro man dies in fall

A Hillsboro man died from a fall near the top of the Angel's Rest trail on Saturday.

Michael A Cigler , 29, was sitting on a rock in the trail off the Historic Columbia River Highway with another hiker when he fell. She called to report she could not see where he had landed because of the thick brush covering the ground and he was not responding to her when she called out to him.

The Corbett Fire Department originally responded and were joined by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies. Another hiker passing through the area was able to make his way down from the trail Cigler was unresponsive and he could not detect a pulse.

Corbett Fire Department personnel arriving at the top of Angel's Rest, rappelled down to the fallen hiker and confirmed the hiker was deceased.

Preliminary indications that Cigler approximately 75 feet down off the trail, and then fell another thirty to forty feet before he came to a stop on the hill.

MCSO detectives are conducting the death investigation, and the body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner.




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