Florida man plummets to his death while hiking at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon
Miami,July6:A 20-year-old Florida man plummeted to his death Tuesday while hiking at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, local media reports said.
Rangers rappelled down the cliff and confirmed the man had died, the release says. The incident is under investigation.
“Park staff reminds visitors that climbing or hiking within the caldera is prohibited due to extremely hazardous conditions encountered inside the collapsed volcano,” the release says. “Patches of late snow can also contribute to hazards in the caldera and on other high elevation slopes. The majority of the higher elevation hiking trails are still partially or fully snow-covered and should be avoided.”
Patches of snow still remain in the park, the release says, adding that “hikers on back country trails may encounter patches of snow, fallen trees and other debris well into July and August.”