MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Syracuse, N.Y., man remains on a respirator at an Oregon hospital after falling 300 feet into the remains of a volcano that forms the nation's deepest and clearest lake.
Rogue Medical Center spokesman Grant Walker says 27-year-old Eric Brimlow remains in critical condition.
Rescuers plucked Brimlow from the caldera at Crater Lake last week.
Witnesses say he was with friends when he went beyond a barrier onto a snow bank at an overlook, fell headfirst and slid partway down the 700-foot wall toward the lake.
His fall was stopped by a tree.
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.
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