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Man who fell at Oswald West identified

He was on a hike with his wife

The Daily Astorian

Published on September 11, 2017 5:26PM

Last changed on September 12, 2017 9:06AM

A Canadian man fell 800 feet to his death Sunday afternoon at Oswald West State Park. His body has not been recovered.

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A Canadian man fell 800 feet to his death Sunday afternoon at Oswald West State Park. His body has not been recovered.


Authorities have identified the Canadian man who apparently fell to his death Sunday afternoon at Oswald West State Park as Joseph McDonald Lescene.

Lescene, 51, of British Columbia, was hiking with his wife near Devil’s Cauldron when he reportedly lost his footing and fell about 800 feet to the water below, authorities said. His body has not been recovered.

No foul play is suspected, but the investigation is ongoing.



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