Issaquah man dies in fall from Kittitas County cliff

August 7, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

Police said a 51-year-old Issaquah man died after falling from a cliff the evening of Aug. 4 in Kittitas County, about 10 miles northeast of Snoqualmie Pass.

Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Issaquah resident Glenn Williams, accompanied by his wife and daughter, stopped along a U.S. Forest Service road. Police said Williams then moved to a rock cliff to take in the view, and fell 40 to 50 feet into shallow water in Lake Kachess below.

The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. in a remote area along the lake, a reservoir along the Kachess River in rural Kittitas County. The southern end of Lake Kachess is less than a mile from Interstate 90.

Police said a boat on Lake Kachess picked up Williams and took him to shore, where he was later pronounced dead.

Units from the sheriff’s office, Kittitas County Fire District 8 and Kittitas County Hospital District 2 responded to the scene.

The reason for the fall and the cause of death remain under investigation. The sheriff’s office said alcohol appears to be a factor in the incident.

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2 Responses to “Issaquah man dies in fall from Kittitas County cliff”

  1. Andy Williams on August 8th, 2012 6:03 pm

    Glenn Williams is my uncle and my best friend. I would just like everyone to know that he loved his family so so very much. uncle Glenn also loved Jesus and was a great man. we all love and miss you uncle Glenn.

  2. Kerry Engler on August 9th, 2012 7:01 am

    This is a terrible tragedy . I am so sorry for the loss. I worked with Kathy years ago in Illinois. I will keep the family in my thoughts and my prayers.

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