Grant County Sheriff's Office-Facebook

A man was recued Monday afernoon after he fell down a cliff along the Columbia River.


According to Kyle Foreman with the Grant County Sheriff's Office, the male climber fell 50 to 90 feet down a steep, rocky cliff in the Beverly area. The tragic accident happened a few miles south of the Vantage Bridge. The rescue took place near the Columbia River.

Royal Slope Fire Rescue EMS
Royal Slope Fire Rescue EMS

The Sheriff's Office and Rescue crews wers called to the scene at about 3 pm. Although, it's unclear when the accident occurred. The victim was found laying injured for an unknown period. He was airlifted to a trauma center.

102.7 KORD logo
Get our free mobile app
Royal Slope Fire Rescue EMS
Royal Slope Fire Rescue EMS

Agencies responding to the incident include:

Royal Slope Fire Rescue, EMS, Grant County Fire District 8, Protection 1-EMS, US Bureau of Land Management Ranger, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police, and Airlift Northwest.

The cause of the fall remains under investigation.

The National Parks Service reminds hikers that it's safer to hike with a companion.

However, if you do explore solo, take extra measures to ensure that you're prepared. Let someone know where you're hiking and when you plan to return. For more on hiking safety, click the box below.

Here's 3 Cool Hikes Near Tri-Cities

Badger and Candy Mountain are the two most popular local hikes, and for good reason, they're close, offer stunning views, easy parking, and they're fairly easy. But, if you're looking to freshen up your hiking experience without having to drive long distances, check out these three ideas, all within 30 minutes of Tri-Cities.

Gallery Credit: Paul Hinkson

LOOK: 11 tick-borne illnesses and what to watch out for during your outdoor adventures

Stacker compiled a list of 11 common tick-borne diseases in the U.S. and what symptoms to watch out for, using a variety of medical and government sources. 

Gallery Credit: Martha Sandoval

READ MORE: Here are 50 ways you can improve your work from home lifestyle

More From 102.7 KORD