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Man dies after falling down cliff east of Sweet Home


June 23, 2021

A Eugene man was found dead at the bottom of a cliff east of Sweet Home Thursday, June 17, when rescuers reached him, Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said.

A Sheriff's Office news release said deputies responded shortly after noon to a rescue off Sheep Creek Road off Highway 20, east of Sweet Home.

Linn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of a male falling 40-feet down a cliff.

Yon said the injuries of the male were unknown at the time and appeared urgent. During the immediate response, deputies contacted Linn County Search and Rescue, Corvallis Mountain Rescue, Lebanon F...

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