Oregon rangers rescue man from fall at Crater Lake

MEDFORD, OR Authorities describe the man as 27, from New York, and say his injuries were serious. He wasn't identified.

Witnesses said he was with friends Monday, went beyond a barrier onto a snow bank at an overlook, fell headfirst and slid partway down the 700-foot wall toward the lake.

The lake was formed more than 7,000 years ago when a volcano named Mount Mazama exploded, leaving a crater that filled with water, to a depth of more than 1,900 feet. The park is one of Oregon's most popular tourist sites.

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