September 17, 2012 in Region

2 WA teenage boys die after hiking fall

Associated Press

SEATTLE — The King County Sheriff’s office says two teenage boys died after falling during a hike outside of North Bend.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West says a group of four teenage boys were hiking near Otter Falls on Sunday when two of the boys climbed a rock near the falls. Two fell and were seriously injured.

One of the boys ran for help, encountering two hikers who went to the site of the accident. The boy continued running down the trail — a total of five miles — until he found a forest service employee who called 911.

By the time rescue teams reached the boys, though, they had died.

West says the teenagers who died were 16 and 18 years old. She says they are from Federal Way.

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