Coast Guard saves man who fell 800 feet into Oregon volcanic crater

A 2017 file photo showing a rescue at Crater Lake in Oregon.
(Image credit: National Park Service via AP)

A man was rescued Monday afternoon by the Coast Guard after he fell 800 feet into Oregon's Crater Lake, officials announced Tuesday.

Crater Lake National Park rangers called the Coast Guard at 3:47 p.m. to report the accident, and "the aircrew was hovering above the injured man within 15 minutes of arriving on scene," the Coast Guard said in a statement. Using a rope, they were able to hoist the man out of the volcanic crater and into the helicopter. The Coast Guard did not share the man's identity, the extent of his injuries, or how he fell into the crater.

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