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Man Rescued After 26 Foot Fall at Three Pools Park

Mason was taken to the Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

Rescue from Three Pools
26-year old Mason Young, of Salem was rescued after he fell some 26 feet and missed the water at Three Pools Recreation Area. Photo: MCSO

(MARION COUNTY, Ore.) - Rescuers worked for nearly two hours to recover 26-year old Mason Young, of Salem after he attempted a back flip off of the rocks, fell some 26 feet and missed the water at Three Pools Recreation Area.

Mason was originally assisted by bystanders and then later by Fire and Law Enforcement personnel from seven different jurisdictions.

Due to the complex terrain the Salem Fire Technical Rescue Team and the Army Air National Guard were used to recover and air lift Mr. Mason to a waiting Life Flight Helicopter.

Mr. Mason was taken to the Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the following agencies for their response to today's incident:

Stayton Fire Department
Gates Fire Department
Lyons Fire Department
Jefferson Fire Department
Scio Fire Department
Salem Fire Department
United States Forrest Service
Army Air National Guard
Life Flight

Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office

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