Portland, Oregon 2021-06-19 01:50:58 –
Lloyd Burton reportedly was trying to access the fishing grounds when he lost his foothold on steep terrain.
KOIN, Oregon — A 76-year-old man died on Thursday afternoon when he tried to go to a fishing spot in Linn County after losing his leg and falling off a cliff.
Congressmen responded to 911’s call for help shortly after noon on Sheep Creek Road on Highway 20, east of Sweet Home. The Lin County Sheriff’s Office said the area was remote and featured steep embankments, cliffs and miles of gravel roads, so it sought help from other technical rescue agencies.
According to witnesses, the man was about to go fishing, but lost his foothold as he tried to descend steep terrain and cliffs into the river. Witnesses said he had fallen hundreds of feet before falling off a 40-foot cliff.
When lawmakers arrived at the scene, they found Eugene’s Lloyd Burton at the bottom of a 40-foot cliff. He was unresponsive. When the rescue team worked to contact him, they noticed that he had already died, the sheriff’s office said.
Burton’s body was recovered and taken to the funeral home.
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