Visitors Illegally Enter the Caldera at Crater Lake National Park, OR
Crater Lake National Par, OR. Credit: Photo by Vlad Shapochnikov on UnsplashOn the afternoon of Friday, August 7th, Crater Lake National Park staff received a report of multiple visitors in the caldera somewhere between Rim Village and Discovery Point. Law enforcement staff responded quickly to attempt to locate them.
Park rescue staff rappelled over the edge of the caldera to look for the individuals and provide technical rescue assistance if needed. Jackson County Search and Rescue were deployed and on their way to the park. Lake research staff was called in and headed to the lake to launch one of the park boats for a possible rescue from the lake shore.
The individuals were eventually spotted near the shoreline below Rim Village. Reports indicated that there were six people involved. Eventually, a total of seven visitors climbed out of the caldera on their own and were cited for illegal entry and creating a hazardous condition. Fortunately, no one was injured in the.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains