PCT Hiker Dies after Tree Falls on Him in Washington
A 28-year-old hiker from Germany died on the Pacific Crest Trail after a tree fell on him Tuesday near Trout Lake in Washington.
Finn Bastian, of Preetz, Germany, was crossing a wooden bridge northwest of Trout Lake when the tree, which appears to have rotted at its base, fell.
The Skamania County Sheriff’s office said Thursday it received a cell phone call at about 4 p.m. Tuesday from hikers on the PCT, according to the Associated Press. Emergency personnel took Bastian to a trailhead, where attempts to revive him using CPR were futile, the AP said.
Feature image by daveynin
This website contains affiliate links, which means The Trek may receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in the articles or advertisements. The buyer pays the same price as they would otherwise, and your purchase helps to support The Trek's ongoing goal to serve you quality backpacking advice and information. Thanks for your support!
To learn more, please visit the About This Site page.