Bainbridge Island man, 26, falls into glacier, dies

He had been hiking with a friend in Snohomish County

  • Monday, September 14, 2020 11:58am
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A 26-year-old Bainbridge Island man reportedly fell to his death on a glacier near Darrington Saturday.

Jake D. Robinson reportedly fell about 50 feet into a glacial hole around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office news release. His body was recovered on Kololo Peaks.

Robinson’s hiking partner activated an SOS device. That prompted search-and-rescue ground teams and the sheriff’s helicopter, SnoHawk10, to converge on the remote summits in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the North Cascades.

The sheriff’s Search and Rescue team, as well as a team from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue, were called to the scene. The helicopter crew set up a rope system, lowering a rescue technician into the hole where the climber was found deceased. His body was lifted and flown to Taylor’s Landing near Snohomish.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office released his identity Wednesday afternoon. An autopsy showed Robinson died of blunt force injuries and drowning.

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