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Person rescued after falling down cliff at Pirate’s Cove

Pirate’s Cove near Avila Beach.
Pirate’s Cove near Avila Beach. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Emergency personnel rescued a person who fell and became stranded on a cliff at Pirate’s Cove about 2 p.m. Sunday.

A Cal Fire spokesman said a person attempted to reach the beach by descending a cliff with a rope. Initial reports indicated the person might have fallen an unknown distance and was injured, but the spokesman said that had not been confirmed.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter heading up the coast from Point Mugu to assist with a separate search-and-rescue operation north of Cayucos was diverted to Pirate’s Cove. At 3:11 p.m., Cal Fire tweeted that the patient had been retrieved by the Coast Guard and was being taken to a hospital.

Two Cal Fire engines and a rescue unit also responded to the area for the operation.

This story may be updated as more information becomes available.

Matt Fountain: 805-781-7909, @MattFountain1

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