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Man falls 800 feet into Crater Lake caldera, lives to talk about it


Added 06-12-19 01:18:02am EST - “An Oregon man was rescued after falling 800 feet into a caldera Monday afternoon and surviving, officials said. The Coast Guard's North Bend Sector received a call at 3:47 p.m. from the National Pa?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Man falls 800 feet into Crater Lake caldera, lives to talk about it”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An Oregon man was rescued after falling 800 feet into a caldera Monday afternoon and surviving, officials said.

The Coast Guard’s North Bend Sector received a call at 3:47 p.m. from the National Park Service that a man fell into the Crater Lake caldera near Rims Village, officials said in a news release.

Emergency aircrews respond to the scene more than 30 minutes later with a Technical Rope Rescue Team ready.

After already descending 600 feet into the crater, the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew reportedly heard the man yelling from even further down.

Approximately 15 minutes after arriving on the scene, the man, who had fallen 800 feet, was hoisted up. He was transferred to an AirLink Critical Care Transport Team who transported him to an area hospital.

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