Salem

Man collapses, dies while hiking at Silver Falls State Park

SILVER FALLS, Ore. -- State police detectives and the Marion County Medical Examiner are looking into what caused a man to collapse and die at Silver Falls State Park on Saturday.

Lt. Steve Mitchell said Richard Proksch, 66, of Salem, appeared to have died of an unknown medical condition while he was hiking with his family during the afternoon.

A park ranger was first on-scene and started CPR, but Proksch died at the scene, Mitchell said.