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CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK -- Seven visitors to Crater Lake National Park were cited Friday afternoon after they illegally entered the caldera. Park officials received multiple reports of people in the caldera between Rim Village and Discovery Point. Park rescue staff rappelled over the edge to try to spot the people. Jackson county sent a Search & Rescue team. Crater Lake research staff was called in and got ready to launch a boat in the event people needed to be rescued.  The seven people in the caldera were spotted below Rim Village and were able to climb out of the caldera on their own. Park officials say the only legal and safe way to access the shore of Crater Lake is by walking down the Cleetwood Trail.

 

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