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LINN COUNTY, OR -- A young climber from Bend was killed in a fall from Three Fingered Jack in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, over the weekend.

 

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley explains what they think happened on the mountain on Sunday. "The investigation reveals that two climbers: one named Corey Franklin, 23-years of age from Bend and his friend Tyler Jeffrey Heilman, 22-years of age from Bend, had been hiking Three Fingered Jack and were climbing the mountain up to the 7700' level. There's a lot of loose rock and scree up there and Heilman fell. They estimate he fell 500-600 feet."

 

Sheriff Riley says their Search and Rescue coordinated a search for Heilman with the Oregon Air National Guard. His body was recovered Monday.

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