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Mountain goat suspected in death of hiker

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Posted: Oct 17, 2010 9:52 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: mountain goat, death, hiker, Washington, park

Rangers in Washington state suspect an encounter with a mountain goat killed a 63-year-old hiker in Olympic National Park.

The park service says Robert H. Boardman, of Port Angeles, was hurt Saturday as he hiked near the park's Klahhane Ridge and died hours later at a Port Angeles hospital.

Officials did not provide any specifics on his injuries but said an early investigation indicates they were the result of an encounter with a goat.

Rangers tracked down and killed the animal, which will be analyzed by a veterinary pathologist.

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