BOSTON — The Coast Guard has honored one of its own in Massachusetts for rescuing a climber who fell from a 1,000-foot cliff face in Maine last year.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Mario Estevane received the Air Medal Monday. Estevan is an aviation survival technician at Air Station Cape Cod.

A helicopter aircrew had launched to rescue the climber at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, on Oct. 8, 2016. Officials say Estevane climbed across the cliff face while maneuvering a rescue litter down cliff ledges. He used rappelling equipment and ropes to lower the litter down 50 feet to a small ledge before rappelled himself down to the ledge.

Officials say Estevan helped transfer the patient into the litter while clinging to only a scrub brush.