SEVERE WX : Red Flag Warning View Alerts

Body of missing woman recovered from base of Brookings cliff

Search and rescue recovered the body of a 31-year-old woman from near the waterline at Chetco Point.

Posted: Mar 7, 2019 5:53 PM

BROOKINGS, Ore. — The body of a woman who had been reported missing earlier in the week was recovered from the base of a cliff at Chetco Point on Wednesday, according to Curry County Sheriff John Ward.

Brookings Police first contacted the Curry County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) on Wednesday to request assistance in recovering the body.

"Lt. Dotson of the Brookings Police Department provided information that the female victim was between seventy and one hundred feet below the cliff near the water’s edge," said Sheriff Ward.

CCSO called in its Search and Rescue team to the area, while authorities also requested a helicopter from the U.S. Coast Guard.

"Upon arrival, SAR devised a rope rescue system and a SAR member rappelled down to the female victim and secured her in soft stokes," Sheriff Ward said.

Other rescuers, Brookings police officers, Sheriff's deputies, and firefighters hauled on the ropes to raise both the victim's body and the SAR member up.

According to Ward, the victim was identified as a 31-year-old woman — a Brookings resident who had been reported missing to the Brookings Police on March 5. While the circumstances of her death remain unknown, Ward said that there did not appear to be foul play involved. Officers with Brookings PD contacted the woman's next of kin and will continue the investigation into her death.

"The coordination between agencies on this recovery was exceptional and the Curry County SAR team did an amazing job getting the female victim back to the top of the cliff where Brookings Police released her to Redwood Memorial. Our hearts and condolences go out to the family for the tragic loss," Sheriff Ward said.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 193732

Reported Deaths: 2572
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah38352591
Washington25592233
Marion22026306
Clackamas17440214
Lane13007148
Jackson10862139
Deschutes896274
Umatilla820284
Linn492969
Yamhill446376
Klamath441164
Polk375752
Malheur351863
Josephine334570
Douglas327271
Benton310019
Jefferson219837
Coos206633
Columbia174427
Union144823
Lincoln137921
Wasco137728
Hood River118730
Crook111322
Morrow110716
Clatsop9858
Baker95414
Tillamook6493
Curry6469
Grant5095
Lake4517
Harney3448
Wallowa1845
Gilliam631
Sherman581
Wheeler321
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3764405

Reported Deaths: 62573
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles123645624067
Riverside2994554594
San Bernardino2967824715
San Diego2785913729
Orange2709835026
Santa Clara1190642096
Kern1091771374
Sacramento1048401686
Fresno1018381688
Alameda879401657
Ventura810011013
San Joaquin732201391
Contra Costa68741805
Stanislaus621421061
Tulare49654839
Monterey43613383
San Mateo42038568
San Francisco36720544
Santa Barbara34337456
Solano32953252
Merced31898460
Sonoma30035320
Imperial28443726
Kings22989246
Placer22679292
San Luis Obispo21308260
Madera16462242
Santa Cruz16264207
Marin14056227
Yolo13910210
Shasta12152226
Butte12026199
El Dorado10168112
Napa987082
Sutter9433112
Yuba626847
San Benito606563
Lassen570624
Tehama557262
Nevada474275
Tuolumne413166
Mendocino410149
Humboldt404641
Amador365847
Lake347643
Glenn239125
Colusa223416
Siskiyou223424
Calaveras212954
Inyo142838
Del Norte13938
Mono12844
Plumas7106
Modoc4994
Mariposa4487
Trinity4005
Sierra1120
Alpine880
Unassigned520
Medford
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 74°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 50°
Crater Lake
Partly Cloudy
74° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 74°
Grants Pass
Partly Cloudy
74° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 74°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
70° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 70°
Thunderstorm threat, critical fire danger this afternoon
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Friday, May 14 morning weather

Image

Day two of manslaughter trial in fatal Medford road rage case

Image

Special bond fuels Abramson and Armantrout's CCC title run

Image

Thursday, May 13th Evening Weather

Image

HealthWatch: Signs and symptoms of a stroke

Image

HealthWatch: The importance of donating blood

Image

Pet of the Week: Cohen and Whiskers

Image

Thursday, May 13 morning weather

Image

Take a Hike: Panorama Point

Image

Take a Hike: Twilight Trail