Man rescued after falling at Crater Lake
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man who fell into the Crater Lake caldera, Monday afternoon.
An aircrew from Sector North Bend hoisted the man nearly 800 feet out of the caldera and transferred him to an AirLink Critical Care Transport team who flew the injured man to Bend for treatment.
"Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a call at 3:47 p.m., from the Crater Lake National Park Service rangers requesting helicopter support for an injured man who fell into Crater Lake’s caldera near Rims Village," the U.S. Coast Guard North Bend Sector said in a media release.
The crew arrived on scene at 4:28 p.m. with the District 3 Technical Rope Rescue Team already 600 feet down into the caldera. The District 3 team reported they could hear a man yelling from further down into the caldera.
The aircrew was hovering above the injured man within 15 minutes of arriving on scene and before landing in a nearby parking lot and transferring the injured man to the AirLink helicopter crew. The aircrew left Crater Lake at 5:27 p.m., stopped in Roseburg to refuel and returned to North Bend.
The condition of the injured man is unknown at this time.