Around 12:30PM, September 5, 2018 Eastside Fire & Rescue said its crews, along with the Bellevue Fire Department and Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue, were on the scene of a trail rescue on the Pacific Crest Trail at Snoqualmie Pass after getting reports that a hiker had fallen approximately 100 yards down a rocky cliff.
King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian 2 helicopter was dispatched to attempt a hoist rescue near the Kendall Katwalk Trail. Unfortunately the helicopter was unable to access the person due to the rough terrain and high winds, so King County Search and Rescue crews were planning to hike into the location.
Around 2:45PM, KCSO reported that the 64-year old woman had been located off the Kendall Katwalk Trail, but sadly had died as a result of falling several hundred feet. Deputies and SAR crews will conduct the recovery mission.
The Kendall Katwalk Trail is about 12 miles roundtrip with beautiful vistas and includes a narrow pathway on a the side of a sloped rock face.