The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office says a White Salmon man died after falling about 40 feet while doing trail maintenance on private property near Bear Creek Road north of Carson. According to a Sheriff’s Office statement, 73-year-old Daryl Hoyt was with a group of several individuals when the accident happened. Emergency personnel responded, and due to the steep terrain rope rescue teams were used. But once crews were able to reach Hoyt, it was discovered he had succumbed to his injuries. Skamania County EMS and Search and Rescue personnel were able to retrieve Hoyt’s body from the location. The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office determined Hoyt’s death was accidental.