Teen hurt after 50-foot fall saved from Ore. cliff
Friday, July 29, 2011
WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) -- A 16-year-old climber who was injured after falling 50 feet off a cliff near Archer Mountain in Oregon has been rescued by the Coast Guard. Another teen who was stranded has also been saved.
The Coast Guard sent a helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., late Friday after hearing about the accident. Another 16-year-old traveling with the injured climber was not hurt.
Early Saturday, the two climbers were lifted on board the helicopter and taken to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash.