PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Kansas woman found herself stranded hundreds of feet above the ocean after sliding down a rocky cliff north of Brookings.
Callie Ellwood called 911 just before 1 p.m. on Friday. She told deputies she had parked along the highway and went for a walk on a trail. She said she left the trail to see if she could get down to the beach but slipped and slid down a steep embankment.
Using 911 mapping, Curry County deputies decided Ellwood was near the House Rock viewpoint. Rescuers in a LifeFlight helicopter spotted Ellwood perched precariously on an unstable rocky ridgeline some 300 feet above the rocky beach below.
A Coast Guard helicopter team arrived and sent a rescuer down to Ellwood. She was lifted off the rocks and flown to Brookings Airport, then taken back to her car.
She was unharmed and extremely grateful to her rescuers.