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USMan injured after falling from cliff into volcano caldera

19:31  02 may  2019
19:31  02 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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— A 20-year-old man from Florida is dead after tumbling up to 70 feet down a steep cliff in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. The Parks Service says hiking on the rim around the collapsed volcano — or caldera — is not allowed because it is extremely hazardous.

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Man injured after falling from cliff into volcano caldera© Civil Air Patrol/USGS via Reuters, FILE An aerial view of Kilauea Volcano's summit caldera and an ash plume billowing from Halema'uma'u, a crater within the caldera, in Hawaii, May 27, 2018.

A man has been injured after he fell into the caldera of the Kīlauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, according to officials.

The man fell from a 300-foot cliff after climbing over a permanent metal railing at the Steaming Bluff overlook to get closer to the edge, according to a press release from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. He was rescued by park rangers.

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Another visitor reported that the man had fallen around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Search-and-rescue crews found him alive but seriously injured on a narrow ledge about 70 feet down from the cliff around 9 p.m., officials said.

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A 20-year-old man from Florida is dead after tumbling up to 70 feet down a steep cliff in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. The Parks Service says hiking on the rim around the collapsed volcano – or caldera – is not allowed because it is extremely hazardous.

A young man has died after falling from a cliff at a popular whale-watching area in southern Sydney. The man , believed to be 18, fell up to 20 metres from the cliff into the water at Cape Solander in Kurnell just before 3.30pm on Monday, NSW Ambulance said.

Visitors should never cross safety barriers, especially around dangerous and destabilized cliff edges.

Rescue crews were able to extract him from the ledge using ropes and a helicopter from the Department of Defense, according to the park. He was then airlifted to Hilo Medical Center for urgent care.

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A caldera is a cauldron-shaped hollow that forms after a large volume of magma erupts in a short period of time. Last year, a series of eruptions at the Kīlauea volcano prompted widespread evacuations in the surrounding areas. Kilauea is one of five volcanoes on the Big Island and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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— A 20-year-old man from Florida is dead after tumbling up to 70 feet down a steep cliff in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. The Mail Tribune reports the accident happened around 5:45 a. m . Tuesday when the man walked out onto a rocky point and the rocks broke loose.

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Man injured after falling from cliff into volcano caldera© Civil Air Patrol/USGS via Reuters, FILE An aerial view of Kilauea Volcano's summit caldera and an ash plume billowing from Halema'uma'u, a crater within the caldera, in Hawaii, May 27, 2018.

The last fatal fall in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park occurred on Oct. 29, 2017, officials said.

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"Visitors should never cross safety barriers, especially around dangerous and destabilized cliff edges,” Chief Ranger John Broward said in a statement. “Crossing safety barriers and entering closed areas can result in serious injuries and death.”

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