Hiker stranded on cliff rescued near Newport

Hiker stranded on cliff rescued near Newport

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on March 26, 2013 at 5:50 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 9:29 AM

NEWPORT, Ore. – A Eugene man was pulled to safety by rope rescue crews near Newport after he was stranded on a cliff due to an incoming tide.

Depoe Bay Fire crews said Eric King was near Cape Foulweather, about six miles north of Newport, when the fast-moving water came in. King was left stranded on a large rock with his back up against the cliff when he called for help, News Lincoln County reported.

The Lincoln County Rope Rescue Team lowered a rescuer down the sheer cliff face nearly 100 feet to the beach and helped pull King to safety.

No one was hurt.

 

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