Gerardo Hernandez-Rodriguez Obituary, Death – Authorities announced on Monday that a man who was hiking near a popular waterfall in Oregon over the weekend was murdered after tripping and falling 200 feet. The man’s age was 41. According to a statement published by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the hiker, Gerardo Hernandez-Rodriguez, was discovered dead at the base of Multnomah Falls on Saturday afternoon after rescue workers responded to reports of his fall at Multnomah Falls.
“It is estimated that Hernandez fell nearly 200 feet,” according to the office. It is believed that the individual’s level of intoxication was a factor that contributed to the accident. Hernandez was a father of five children, according to the NBC affiliate in Portland, KGW. He was trekking on a trail near Benson Bridge when he fell, according to the sheriff’s office. A search and rescue operation was launched by sheriff’s deputies, a US Forest Service ranger, and Corbett Fire District first responders.
The terrain, according to the sheriff’s office, was “inaccessible” and “steep.” Hernandez’s body was found by a deputy off the Historic Columbia River Highway, immediately below where he had fallen. Multnomah Falls, which is 620 feet tall and is located about 30 miles east of Portland, is part of the Columbia River Gorge. According to the United States Forest Service, this natural recreation area is the most visited destination in the Pacific Northwest.
The sheriff’s office advised visitors to take the area’s paths seriously and to be appropriately prepared for the area’s difficult terrain by studying a map ahead of time. “It’s not a paved walk,” Deputy John Plock told KGW in an interview. Because this is a hiking trail, we strongly advise guests to bring suitable hiking footwear and gear.