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Salem Man Missing After Falling from Oregon Coast CliffTim King Salem-News.com
The man fell about 60 feet while taking photographs.
(DEPOE BAY, Ore.) - A Salem man is missing after he reportedly fell off a cliff at Rocky Creek State Park wayside about two miles south of Depoe Bay while visiting the area with his wife and friend Friday evening.
An area search continued today with the help of US Coast Guard and local agencies.
Friday at approximately 6:00 PM, 43-year old Brian Albert Wells of Salem, reportedly stopped at Rocky Creek State Park wayside with his 54-year old wife and a 62-year old male friend to take pictures.
His wife and friend said they had traveled to the coast for the day and stopped at a wayside to take photographs. They said that Mr. Wells was leaning over the edge to take pictures when he lost his balance. They said Brian Wells fell about 60 feet where he landed on rocks and water.
Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue, and U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded. Brian Wells was last seen by his wife and friend in the water.
An area search with the help of a Coast Guard helicopter was suspended at 11:00 PM. The search efforts resumed Saturday morning. A spokesperson with the U.S. Coast Guard at North Bend told Salem-News that the search was suspended this afternoon.
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