Man dies after falling 100 feet from Chair Peak at Snoqualmie Pass

The King County Sheriff’s Office said search and rescue crews performed a recovery mission over the weekend after receiving a call Friday evening, September 28th, reporting that a 61-year old man had failed to return home from a hike.

KCSO said the man’s wife alerted them that her husband had not returned home from a hike near Chair Peak in the Snow Lake area of Snoqualmie Pass.

Saturday morning, September 29th, 70 SAR volunteers responded to conduct a search. They eventually accessed the man’s Garmin GPS coordinates online and located him at the bottom of a cliff. He unfortunately had died as a result of the estimated 100 foot fall.

KCSO Guardian 2 helicopter responded, but due to wind was unable to hoist the victim from the steep area. SAR volunteers were able to carry the man out after a 4-hour hike.


Chair peak area of Snoqualmie Pass. PC: KCSO


SAR volunteers hiking into Chair Peak area, 9/29/18. PC: KCSO


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    1. I don’t think it has been released. The medical examiner or family is usually the only way it is released.

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