Coast Guard medically evacuates man from rocks in Presque Isle Park

MARQUETTE, Mich. – U.S. Coast Guard Station Marquette medically evacuated a 23-year-old-male after he fell from a 30-foot cliff at the Presque Isle Park, here, at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday.

A 30-foot utility boat-medium crew (UTM) arrived on scene and deployed two crewmembers donning Search-and-Rescue vests to scale up the rocks 10 feet to recover the Kingsford, Mich. native.

“He said the rocks fell below him; he had a broken left wrist and broken left leg,” said Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Davis, Station Marquette 30-footer coxswain. “We transported him safely on board within twenty minutes.”

With Emergency Medical Services personnel and officers from the Marquette Police Department scaling down the rocks, Station Marquette arrived on scene at approximately 1:30 p.m and assisted with the painstaking process of transferring him safely on board.

The crew transferred the man to shore for transport to Marquette General Hospital.

An off-duty petty officer of Station Marquette, Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Chris Connelly, arrived on scene by Jet Ski shortly before the 30-footer crew to help transfer the man on board.

Initially, the station overheard a transmission on their 800 MHz. radio of a person falling 30 feet from the “Black Rocks” at Presque Isle Park.

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