Coast Guard arrives on scene – lowers rescue crewman.
Very treacherous rocky area at Neptune Scenic Overview south of Yachats
Coast Guard helps assess the victim who fell and badly broke his ankle
Victim raised up off the rocky point…
Moments later victim loaded aboard the chopper…
Right behind the victim, his rescuer is yanked back aboard and everyone flew to an awaiting ambulance at Newport Airport and transfer to PCH.
A man has fallen on large rocks at Neptune/Scenic Overlook Park south of Yachats. He’s got a compound fracture of his ankle and is trapped on some rocks near the waterline. And the tide is coming in.
Yachats Fire Rescue are on scene with him. They’ve called for a Coast Guard rescue helo – and one’s on the way according to Fire Chief Frankie Petrick.
Coast Guard helo to airlift the victim to PCH in Newport.