The Lincoln County Technical Rope Rescue Team will be conducting a drill at the Devil’s Churn Day Use Area just south of Yachats on Saturday, June 17th from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Rescue Technicians will be assembling a complex “Highline System” to span a 450 foot gap over 200 feet above the sea. Once set up, personnel will be sent out to the middle and then lowered to simulate rescuing a patient trapped far below. This exercise is part of a series of drills planned to help prepare coastal rescuers for the upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017, when tens of thousands of people are expected to be on local beaches and headlands.
The Devil’s Churn Day Use Area will remain open while the drill is in progress, with minimal impact on parking or visitor access. In addition, a Public Information Officer will be on site to answer questions and provide information on the exercise as it progresses.
The public is asked to please use caution when traveling in the area, obey all posted signs and regulations, and not impede the flow of traffic on Highway 101.