Minnesota woman dies after falling at Oregon’s Multnomah Falls

MULTNOMAH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A woman who fell and died while hiking near Multnomah Falls east of Portland, Oregon, last Friday afternoon has been identified by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Minnesota resident Jessica Warejoncas, 62, fell approximately 100 feet while hiking near Wisendanger Falls, past the top of Multnomah Falls.

According to a press release, around 1:15 p.m., on Friday, August 19, dispatchers received a report that a female hiker suffered a head injury after falling near Wiesendanger Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.

As firefighters from the Corbett Fire District and deputies from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office were en-route, dispatchers provided an update that the injuries were life threatening and that bystanders had started CPR.

Corbett firefighters deployed from the Multnomah Falls Lodge and reached the hiker, approximately 1.3 miles from the trailhead.

Firefighters pronounced the hiker deceased.

The manner of death is not considered suspicious, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Multnomah Falls is Oregon’s tallest waterfall and one of the state’s most popular attractions, located in the Columbia River Gorge.