- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A Portland man suffered serious injuries after falling about 250 feet into a drainage area at Crater Lake National Park.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/2at3Ldl ) that 21-year-old Xiong Wei Yu was injured Saturday while exploring the area near the Pinnacles Trailhead. He got too close to the edge of the Wheeler Creek Canyon and fell into a creek drainage area.

Park spokeswoman Jennifer Evans says Yu landed on some snow that built up near the creek. She says Yu was trying to get a better look at rock formations when he slipped.

Park rangers and Oregon Department of Forestry wildland fire crews responded to the incident and carried Yu out to an ambulance.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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