US Coast Guard Rescues Man Who Fell 800-Feet into Volcano at Crater Lake National Park, OR

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US Coast Guard hoisted the man out. Credit: Crater Lake National Park FB

The US Coast Guard rescued a man Monday afternoon after he fell 800-feet into the dormant volcano at Crater Lake National Park, OR according to news reports.

Even more surprising than the unnamed man’s survival, he was able to walk of his own accord after the rescue.

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Crater Lake. Credit: Facebook

After the man fell down the cliff, the National Park Service responded first, lowering a rescue team 600 feet down the sheer wall of the caldera, but they couldn’t reach him.

“The District 3 team reported they could hear a man yelling from further down into the caldera,” the Coast Guard said in a press release.

The Coast Guard then used a helicopter to hoist the man out. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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The National Park Service posted several online messages after the rescue, warning about the dangers of the steep cliffs at Crater Lake, some as high as 2,000 feet above the surface of the lake.


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