WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Hiker falls off trail north of Roads End

NLFR believes the hiker fell near the small cove pictured (center) north of Roads End.

NLFR believes the hiker fell near the small cove pictured (center) north of Roads End.
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1:05pm
Reports say a hiker has fallen off a steep trail, above the beach at a small cove north of Roads End. North Lincoln Fire Rescue has been told it’s a male who has fallen a good ways and suffered a broken ankle. NLFR ascertaining whether it’ll be a hike in or rope rescue. Coast Guard is on standby.

1:23pm
Person on scene with the victim says the injury is a compound fracture and the victim is going in to shock.

1:25pm
NLFR personnel are on the beach searching for the victim. Very rocky. Fortunately the tide is going out. Low tide around 6:30pm.

1:28pm
Rescue personnel summon a Coast Guard helicopter and a NLFR rope rescue team.

1:35pm
NLFR command post is at the end of Roads End beach area where the sand ends and lots of rocks begin.

1:46pm
Coast Guard helo is on scene.

2:30pm
Coast Guard helo to land at Chinook Winds around 2:45pm

3:06pm
Coast Guard helo running a little late. Scheduled to land now within a few minutes.

Here’s a follow up story in The Oregonian. Click here.

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