Man Falls 800 Feet at Crater Lake National Park, Survives

Man survives 800-foot fall off cliff at Crater Lake National Park, walks after rescue

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

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.

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He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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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