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.

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