Mourners fill church to honor fallen climbers

Mourners fill church to honor fallen climbers

BORING, Ore. – Hundreds of family friends, police officers, firefighters and others shocked at the sudden deaths of two climbers filled a church in Boring on Thursday to remember two friends and pay respects.

Detective Tony "T.C." Silva was rock climbing at a state park on the Washington side of the Columbia River with his sister-in-law, Laura Dyal-Silva,  when they both fell and were fatally injured.

Laura Dyal-Silva’s husband was climbing with her at the time but did not fall and was not hurt. Tony Silva and Laura Dyal-Silva were roped together at the time they fell.

On Thursday, co-workers and friends filled Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring to remember the pair, who had known each other since they were children.

Silva leaves behind two young sons. Dyal-Silva was 26 years old.