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Coast Guard aircrew hoists man who fell off God’s Thumb cliff

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A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a man who slipped and fell 100 feet off a cliff at God’s Thumb, near Lincoln City, Tuesday afternoon.

The man was hoisted by a Coast Guard Sector North Bend aircrew at 6:22 p.m. and then safely transported to Toledo.

A North Lincoln Fire & Rescue (NLFR) crew contacted Coast Guard Sector North Bend Command Center personnel at approximately 1:30 p.m., requesting helicopter rescue assistance.

Sector North Bend personnel dispatched the aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, who helped the NLFR crew locate the individual, who fell approximately 100 feet down the cliff.

The Lincoln County Technical Rope Rescue Team encountered difficulties during their rescue attempt and requested further assistance from the Coast Guard crew to help hoist him to safety.

The man was reportedly in stable condition at the time of the hoist.

Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi
U.S. Coast Guard District 13

Justin Werner
I'm publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and an investigative journalist. Also the web guy, photographer, cameraman, video editor, sportswriter, cat trainer and e-bike enthusiast.

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