Man survives 800-foot cliff fall into volcanic crater in Oregon

A man has been rescued after falling 800 feet down the sheer walls of Crater Lake National Park, the caldera of a dormant volcano in southern Oregon. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the man to safety Monday afternoon, according to a release from the agency.

The helicopter responded after a rope rescue team lowered 600 feet down the cliff face but was unable to reach the man. “The District 3 team reported they could hear a man yelling from further down into the caldera,” the Coast Guard said.

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