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Mom dies, toddler injured in Gorge fall

A 37-year-old Portland mother died Sunday after falling nearly 60 feet in the Columbia River Gorge.

Stephanie Cohen was hiking with her 3-year-old son on the Horsetail Falls trail when he fell down the embankment around 5 p.m. May 1. Cohen tried to rescue him, but she too fell down the embankment, sustaining life-threatening injuries.

Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies and the Green Hornet trail team responded to the area where the two had fallen another 20 or 30 feet down the steep slope.

Paramedics attempted lifesaving efforts as Cohen was transported down the trail, but she died at the trailhead.

Her son was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

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