Hiker dies after falling off ledge near North Bend, deputies say

NORTH BEND, Wash. -- A hiker died after a fall Sunday at the Twin Falls Natural Area near North Bend.

According to the King County Sheriff's Office, several people heard a barking dog and went to check on it. They discovered a man had fallen over a ledge.

Deputies say the dog survived, but the man did not.

Search and rescue teams were responding to the scene Sunday evening, authorities said. The fall appeared accidental.

The hiker's identity has not been released.