U.S. Coast Guard Plucks A Man Out Of The Crater Lake Caldera After An 800-Foot Fall

Credit: Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read
After a man fell 800-feet into the Crater Lake caldera at Crater Lake National Park, the U.S. Coast Guard used a helicopter to pull him out.

The National Park Service and a District 3 Technical Rope Rescue Team were the first to respond to the scene. According to a U.S. Coast Guard press release, the District 3 rope team was already 600 feet inside the caldera when the helicopter arrived on the scene.

The helicopter hoisted the victim out of the caldera and took him to a nearby parking lot. It was there that the victim was transferred to an AirLink helicopter, which then took him to a local hospital for treatment.

Though at the time the victim was being reported as having survived the ordeal, there has not been an official report as to the condition of the victim.

Credit: Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read


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