COLFAX, Wash. - On 04-05-13 at 0203 hours Whitman County Deputies received a report of an accidental fall resulting in a death at Granite Point which is located on the Whitman County side of the Snake River. Deputies responded and spoke with three individuals who were with the deceased that evening at Granite Point.
The deceased has been identified as Andrew P. Duke, a 23 year old resident of Pullman, WA.
The preliminary investigation determined Andrew walked away from the others and was later found by them at the bottom of a 50 foot cliff. A call was made to 911 to report the accident.
Asotin County EMS, Colton-Uniontown EMS, a Lewiston ambulance, Whitman County Deputies, and the Whitman County Coroner responded to the scene. Andrew was pronounced dead at the scene. The injuries appear consistent with injuries from a fall. An autopsy is scheduled.
Alcohol is believed to be involved.
The investigation is continuing.