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Stevenson Woman Dies From 90 Foot Fall While Hiking

A Stevenson, WA woman died Friday morning after falling approximately 90 feet in the Wind River canyon near Carson, WA.  Debbie Scott, 53, was hiking with a companion on a narrow trail that leads to an area commonly referred to as the “Hot Holes”, a natural hot spring area along the Wind River.  Scott was traversing the narrow trail directly above a 90 foot cliff when she slipped and fell to the rocks below. 

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, Skamania County EMS, Carson Fire District 1, Wind River Search and Rescue, and the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office dive team personnel all responded to the reported incident at 1040 hours Friday.  Scott was deceased at the scene from her injuries when responders arrived.

“This is a very tragic incident for Ms Scott’s family, friends, and our community,” said Undersheriff Dave Cox.  “We are very appreciative of the many resources that responded to this event to assist with the timely recovery of Ms Scott from the Wind River canyon.”

This incident is currently under investigation by the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office.




Thank you for your assistance

Dave Cox
Skamania County Sheriff’s Office