Two 19 -year-old Oregon girls died in an self-evident descend from a trail at Mount Hood, officials said Monday.
The bodies of Emma C. Lieu and Emily D. Lang, both from Portland, search for and Saturday around 150 paws below a cliff that was about six miles northwest of Timberline Lodge on the Pacific Crest Trail, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said the women’s people were on the rocks at the base of a cataract.
“It looked like a freak accident, ” Steve Rollins, rescue commander of Portland Mountain Rescue, told The Oregonian. “A really sad freak accident.”
“It looked like a freak accident. A really sad freak accident.”
The pair had set up clique at the top of the cataract, with a tent and backpacks, and it showed they lost their hoofing on the slick stones and descended, according to Rollins.
Deputies have been unable to locate any eyewitness, only the hikers who situated the bodies of the two, FOX1 2 Oregon reported.
Both boys went to St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, The Oregonian reported.
“May the conciliation of the Lord be with us all and specially bless the families of Emily and Emma with firmnes and prayer, ” the school wrote in a Facebook post.
Lang had attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash ., while Place studied at Gonzaga University in Spokane, according to the Oregonian.
Two other people have died this year on Mount Hood, one climbing the mountain and another in a ski accident.