Coos Bay Man Injured While Rock Climbing

An adult male was seriously injured on August 11th in a rock climbing accident at Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area about 24 miles northeast of Coos Bay. The man has been identified as 39-year-old Jeffrey N. Harden from Coos Bay.

According to Oregon State Police reports, during the afternoon of August 11th, Harden was climbing a rock wall near a waterfall when he fell approximately 30 to 40 feet to the rocky ground below. He was seriously injured and initially treated by paramedics at the scene before they took him a few miles from the park to a field where an air ambulance landed. Harden was then taken by air to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 and is filed under Local News.