Jun 26,2007 00:00
A 26-year old Redmond man was transported to the hospital by helicopter after he was rescued from the bottom of a steep 200-foot embankment leading down to the Clackamas River east of Estacada on Monday evening, deputies reported.
Danny Russell Crane was negotiating the side of a steep bank near milepost 24 of Highway 224 with a friend in order to get down to the Clackamas River below when the earth collapsed beneath their feet about 6 p.m., Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies said. Crane tumbled out of control until he came to rest about 200 feet below, injured but conscious and breathing.
By chance, Crane’s friend was taken into custody when he was found to have an outstanding warrant for theft issued by the Salem Police Department. Nicholas James Earl Harris, 20, was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.