Crews search for man who fell off Tillamook County cliff and into ocean

Search and rescue crews are searching for a man who fell off a cliff and into the Pacific Ocean near Devil’s Cauldron on Monday.

According to Oregon State Police, Joseph Lescene and Sarah Lescene from British Columbia were hiking on a bluff when Joseph lost his footing and fell about 800 feet.

Sightseers in the area heard Sarah’s yells for help and called 911 just before 3:30 p.m.

Search and rescue crews found Joseph’s backpack in the water below the cliff, but they have not yet found him.

The U.S. Coast Guard is using its boats and a helicopter to help in the search.