Andrew Agnesse was forced to remain overnight and was rescued early Sunday morning.

Andrew Agnesse, a 21-year-old hiker from Beaverton, was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries after a team of eight rescuers reached him in difficult terrain near Henline Falls Sunday, Feb. 4, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A team of eight rescuers reached a fallen and injured hiker in difficult terrain near Henline Falls, Sunday, Feb. 4.

Agnesse was exploring waterfalls with friends and was trying to reach a higher peak when he fell about 30 feet around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. He was found about three hours later with serious injuries.

Crews stayed with Agnesse throughout the night to provide aid, but it was too dangerous to move him.

That's when the crews from Corvallis Mountain Rescue, Linn County Search and Rescue and Marion County Search and Rescue went into action. But the terrain was tough and the vast majority of the team was turned around while eight climbers continued in to help the man.

At 4 a.m., special teams with Corvallis Mountain Rescue and the Army Air National Guard began carrying Agnesse to an area where he could be hoisted to safety. The hoisting location was some 600 feet from where he fell. It took rescuers nearly four hours to get Agnesse to that location.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Agnesse was airlifted and transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

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