Man Rescued After 300-Foot Fall In Crater Lake National Park

Eric Brimlow, 27, of Syracuse, New York, fell from the rim of the Crater Lake caldera in Crater Lake National Park after venturing beyond a barrier wall at Sinnott Memorial overlook.

Reports say he had jumped from a walkway onto a snow bank, then slid down several hundred feet of steep terrain, coming to rest at the base of a tree 300 feet below the rim.

Rangers immediately sent rescue equipment to him, hoisting him first to a small ledge, then to a litter that took him to rim of the crater, reports say.

He suffered serious injuries and was transported from the park to the Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Oregon.

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