Man falls off cliff in Oswald West State Park

His wife reported he fell off an 800-foot cliff near the Devil's Cauldron

A photo of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard)
A photo of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 51-year-old British Columbia man’s body was found on September 19 after he fell off a cliff in Oswald West State Park on September 11.

The U.S. Coast Guard said they searched for Joseph McDonald Lescene after his wife, Sarah Jones Lescene reported he fell off an 800-foot cliff near the Devil’s Cauldron. According to Oregon State Police, lost his footing and fell into the water. Foul play is not suspected.

Crews found one of his shoes and the backpack he was wearing when he fell floating in the ocean but were not able to find him. They suspended the search after sunset around 9 p.m.

His body was not immediately found after the fall, but washed up on Short Sands Beach days later.