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Crews rescue Ohio man clinging to side of steep embankment on Oregon coast

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Photo: Curry County Sheriff's Office Photo: Curry County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Curry County Sheriff's Office Photo: Curry County Sheriff's Office
BROOKINGS, OR (KPTV) -

An Ohio man stranded on a small ledge 200 feet above the beach on the Oregon Coast said the ledge was starting to give way and he couldn't hold on much longer.

Curry County Search and Rescue responded to the steep embankment near Natural Bridges between Gold Beach and Brookings, set up a rope rescue system and managed to hoist the man to safety.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at 4:11 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies said 23-year-old Bric Bane from Centerville, Ohio slipped off a trail and fell 50-100 feet down the embankment.

He clung to rocks and small vegetation to stop himself from falling another 200 feet to the beach rocks below.

The search and rescue team rappelled over the embankment to secure Bane and bring him back up to safety.  

Deputies said Bane suffered minor injuries in the fall, mainly to his fingertips from holding on until he was rescued.  

"We have a great group of search and rescue volunteers who meet and train monthly on their own time to be able to do what they do, to save lives. As their Sheriff, I couldn't be more proud of our SAR team and for the size of our county and the members we have, I wouldn't hesitate to say they rank amongst the top teams in Oregon," Sheriff John Ward said in a statement.

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