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REDMOND, OR -- A man fell about 100 feet at Smith Rock State Park Saturday morning, and died.

 

Redmond Fire, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, and the Deschutes County Sheriff's Officer Search and Rescue responded. They pronounced the man dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is told.

 

Investigators say he was making his way down a climber's path around 9:40 am, toward the Northeast Lower Gorge inside the park, when apparently tripped and fell the 100 feet.

 

Search and Rescue volunteers completed the recovery. 

 

More details, as they become available.

 

UPDATE: The man has been identified as Chaitanya Sathe, a 35-year-old from Hillsboro.

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