The Astoria Column will be closed on Saturday for the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office High Angle Rescue Team to conduct a training exercise.

The training will be a re-enactment of the rescue that was performed in July 2000. A man visiting from Florida had a heart attack at the top of the Column and had to be safely brought down.

The Column will be closed between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The public is welcome to watch the rescue, but carpooling is advised as parking will be limited.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.