Body of B.C. man who fell from Oregon cliff recovered

Police say the body of a hiker who fell from an Oregon cliff more than a week ago has washed ashore.

Vancouver Island father-of-two was hiking with his wife when he lost his footing, police said

Joe Lescene and his wife were on their annual trip to the Oregon Coast when he fell more than 230 metres from a cliff in Oregon. State police say the father-of-two is presumed dead. (GoFundMe)

Police say the body of a B.C. hiker who fell from an Oregon cliff more than a week ago has washed ashore.

Oregon State Police Sgt. Michael Berland said 51-year-old Joseph McDonald Lescene of Vancouver Island fell 800 feet (243 metres) into the ocean after losing his footing while hiking with his wife Sept. 11.

The father-of-two was hiking on a bluff overlooking Devil's Cauldron when police said he slipped.

Emergency responders from Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue quickly found Lescene's backpack in the water, but his body was not discovered until it washed ashore Tuesday at Short Sands Beach.

The Tillamook County Medical Examiner helped with identification.

The Devil's Cauldron Overlook is a short trail from Highway 101 in Oregon's Oswald West State Park. A trail to the viewpoint stops several metres from the edge. (Oregon State Parks)