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.