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Seattle hiker dies in fall near Cle Elum

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ELLENSBURG, Wash., - A Seattle man died while hiking near Cle Elum over the weekend.

The Kittitas County sheriff's office says 54-year-old Aram "Chris" Abajian apparently fell down a steep embankment Saturday in the Mineral Creek Area, about 25 miles northwest of Cle Elum.

A friend performed CPR for two hours before walking out for help.

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