July 18, 2011


A 55-

year old Lake Stevens man fell to his death Saturday when he fell from a ridge in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness west

of Leavenworth. Chelan County Sheriff’s officials say Thomas Vietti was traversing a ridge on the west

side of Lake Augusta with his brother, when he lost his footing while maneuvering around a large rock outcropping

on the ridge. Heavy clouds, wind and rain hampered recovery efforts until Sunday morning. Chelan County

Coroner Wayne Harris will perform an autopsy to determine Vietti’s exact cause of




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