Man killed after fall from cliff in Spokane Valley
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 56-year-old Spokane Valley man was killed Monday afternoon after falling approximately 100 to 150 feet from a cliff in Dishman Hills Natural Area.
Stuart Anderson was reportedly 'geocaching' with his wife when he fell around 1:20 p.m. Using GPS coordinates garnered from an Internet web site, the couple was searching for a prize hidden by another geocacher.
When they arrived at the top of the cliff, Anderson apparently slipped on wet pine needles and fell to his death.
The man's wife ran to Appleway, about a quarter of a mile from where the couple was, where she was able to flag down a car and call 911.
By the time emergency crews arrived on scene, Anderson had already died.
According to officials, the couple had information with them regarding elevation change in the area where they were geocaching.
Tuesday, Stuart Anderson's family released the following statement.
There are no words to describe how meaningful he was to everyone he knew.
He was a loving father, husband, grandfather, son, brother, and friend.
His humor and zest for life will be deeply missed.
He is the best thing that ever happened to all of us.
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.
The Family of Stuart Anderson
A service for Anderson has been scheduled for November 20.
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