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Washington man taking selfie presumed dead after falling from waterfall

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WATCH ABOVE: Dive Rescue and search-and-rescue crews are looking for a man who fell over a cliff at a Washington State park while trying to take a selfie – May 30, 2017

A Spokane man is missing and presumed dead after slipping from a cliff at Palouse Falls State Park.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened on Monday afternoon at the eastern Washington park.

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KXLY-TV reports that the man fell off a ledge while taking a selfie with a young woman with whom he was visiting the park.

“It was boyfriend, girlfriend,” Josh Bunten of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said. “They were on a hike. My understanding is they were going to take a selfie and he slipped and fell in, down a cliff, about a 35-foot embankment.”

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The woman told authorities that he hit a rock as he fell into the water, and was swept downstream.

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The Columbia Basin Dive Rescue team planned to search for the man on Tuesday morning.

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