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SAR Recovers Body of Hiker near Lake Serene 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 30, 2020

CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263

GOLD BAR, Wash. – On Monday afternoon, Search and Rescue recovered the body of a 49-year-old Mountlake Terrace man who died while hiking near Bridal Trail Falls. Around 2 p.m., the victim was hiking with a family member when he fell. Other hikers nearby began performing CPR while search and rescue teams responded to the area. 

The victim was on the Lake Serene Trail approximately 1.5 miles from the Bridal Veil Falls Trail. Fire and aid ground teams arrived first on scene and took over lifesaving efforts but were unable to revive the victim. At this time, it is unknown if the death is related to a medical incident.

The victim’s body was transported by SnoHawk10 to Taylor’s Landing where the Snohomish County Medical Examiner took custody of him. The Medical Examiner will provide positive identification of the decedent, as well as determine the cause and manner of death. 

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