85-year-old hiker dies near Encampment River

An 85-year-old White Bear Lake woman passed away while hiking near the Encampment River, about 9 miles north of Two Harbors, Lake County sheriff’s officials confirmed Sunday.

At about 9:10 a.m. on Friday, Lake County dispatch was told O’Brien's vehicle was still parked near the Encampment River in the morning after the caller had seen it there Thursday night. It appeared she had gone out hiking on Thursday, the caller added.

Lake County Search and Rescue along with Lake County Deputies responded to the area, and O’Brien was located upriver near the upper falls. 

“She appeared to have fallen and died from her injuries,” sheriff’s officials said in a news release.

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