Man Survives Fall Off 110-Foot Cliff

A man was seriously injured, but survived a fall off a 100-foot cliff near Rainier Sunday evening.

Rainier Firefighters responded to a report of a person that fell over the cliff along the Columbia River in the 73000 block of Lindberg Road.

Crews discovered a 30-year old mane had fallen approximately 100' to the shore of the river along the railroad tracks. Firefighters hiked from the end of Laurel Wood Beach Road approximately one mile to reach the man at the bottom of the cliff and administer medical care.

A fire boat from Clark County Fire District on the Washington side of the river also responded to the scene where firefighters loaded the patient into the boat at the shoreline. The man was then delivered to an awaiting ambulance at the boat launch at Goble Landing up river from the incident.

The patient was transported to a Portland area trauma hospital with serious injuries. A fire boat from Scappoose Fire District also responded. A helicopter from US Coast Guard Air Station Astoria was also requested but ultimately not needed.

It is unknown how the man fell from the cliff.

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