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Man Killed From Fall into Ocean Near Brookings

Even with the best conditions, tragedies happen.

Mill Beach near Brookings, Oregon
Mill Beach area near Brookings, Oregon

(BROOKINGS, Ore.) - A man from Colorado was killed Monday when he slipped and fell from a large rock at Mill Beach, near Brookings.

Oregon State Police responded about 7:00 pm to the Mill Beach area near Brookings, Oregon for a male subject that had slipped and fell approximately 50 feet onto rocks and into the ocean while climbing.

Brookings Fire Department also responded to the scene and recovered the subject. They attempted life-saving efforts, but were unsuccessful. The US Coast Guard responded to the scene in a helicopter and assisted with the recovery. There is no indication of any foul play.

The deceased male has been identified as 27-year old Jeremy Tilton, of Leadville, Colorado. Mr. Tilton was with several friends and they are cooperating with the investigation.

Oregon Parks & Rec suggest that beachgoers assume that all cliff edges are unstable. Wet trails or soft sand and earth can make for unstable footing. Rocks can be slippery even when it isn’t raining.

How to play it safe: Make sure you wear proper footwear, and stick to the trails. Stay behind guard fences and railings, and don´t get too close to the edge.

Even with the best conditions, tragedies happen.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Brookings Police Department, Brookings Fire Department, Curry County Sheriff's Department and the US Coast Guard.

Source: Oregon State Police

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