Man hurt in fall from rope on Molalla River

Clackamas County

The man was trying to swing on a rope into the river

A man was injured in a fall from a rope on the Molalla River on August 12, 2019. (CCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man trying to jump into the Molalla River from a swinging rope fell and injured his leg Monday.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said the 58-year-old landed on a rock and fractured his leg. His son went to the road and flagged someone down to call for help.

The Clackamas Fire District had to use a high-angle rope rescue to get to the man, who was at the bottom of an embankment. They extended the ladder from a fire engine and then hoisted him up in a Stokes basket.

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