West central Minnesota woman dies in 100 foot fall while hiking in Oregon

August 24, 2022

PORTLAND, ORE. (KFGO) – A west-central Minnesota woman has fallen 100 feet to her death while hiking in Oregon.

62-year-old Jessica Warejoncas of Carlos was killed in the fall last Friday on the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland.

Emergency responders had to hike more than a mile to reach the victim. Witnesses say Warejoncas had left the main trail before falling and suffering a severe head injury.