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Portland Climber Fatally Injured In Fall From Beacon Rock Identified

Nathan Turner, a 30 year old man from SE Portland Oregon, was fatally injured after falling over 100 feet from Beacon Rock late Sunday afternoon in a climbing accident.  The man and his climbing partner, Michael Aubry, from NE Portland, were rappelling down the popular Southeast corner route at approximately 5:30 PM when the accident occurred.  Beacon Rock is a popular rock climbing venue during the summer months.

Turner was a firefighter for Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue according to his sister.

“This is a very unfortunate accident that has taken place,” said Undersheriff Dave Cox.  “Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the family, co-workers, and friends of this young man”.

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Thank you for your patience in this matter.
David L. Cox
Skamania County Sheriff’s Office
509-427-9490  Office
360-772-6352  Cell