Newport Fire Rescue is examining (through binoculars) the status of a male who appears to be struggling as he tries to climb up the cliff face of Yaquina Head. They don’t know if he’s in trouble. Law enforcement is headed to a spot on top he may be aimed at. Others down below on the beach, but of course farther inland, are watching him closely with binoculars.
Someone said he’s trying to climb with “fishing gear,” but that has yet to be confirmed.
Fisherman was eventually pulled up toward the end of his climb. Said he was fishing on some rocks that were accessible when he went out there but the tide came in on him. So he tried to climb out. Was a little farther than he thought. He said he had to leave his fishing gear behind.