A Portland Man Is Out of the Hospital After Jumping Off a Waterfall at Silver Falls State Park
A Portland man who jumped off a nearly 200-foot waterfall in Silver Creek State Falls State Park is out of the hospital. This morning, Salem Hospital told WW reporting partner KATU that 19-year-old Jordan Frate had been treated and released from the facility. Frate suffered serious injuries Monday afternoon after he jumped from the 177-foot South Falls, the most popular water feature at the 9,000-acre site due to its proximity to the parking lot and the cavelike feature that’s formed over centuries behind the veil of water. It also serves as the starting point for many hikers who complete the 7-mile Trail of Ten Falls loop.