Man seriously injured after 177-foot jump at Silver Falls

Marion County

He was airlifted from the state park to Salem Hospital

A Life Flight helicopter at Silver Falls State Park, August 3, 2020 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 19-year-old man was seriously injured Monday afternoon after he jumped off a waterfall at Silver Falls State Park, according to Oregon State Police.

Authorities said Jordan Frate was unconscious when witnesses pulled him from the water and called for help around noon. Local paramedics were able to stabilize him before LifeFlight transported him to Salem Hospital around 2 p.m.

OSP said their preliminary investigation indicated Frate jumped from the top of the South Falls, which has an estimated height of 177 feet.

This is a developing story.

The falls at Silver Falls State Park, August 3, 2020 (KOIN)

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