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Woman rescued from cliff near Pirate’s Cove, gets paddleboard escort to Avila

Responders help a climber who got stuck halfway down a cliff near Cave Landing. Crews towed her away from the cliff on a paddleboard and the Port San Luis Harbor Patrol transported her to an Avila Beach pier.
Responders help a climber who got stuck halfway down a cliff near Cave Landing. Crews towed her away from the cliff on a paddleboard and the Port San Luis Harbor Patrol transported her to an Avila Beach pier.

Fire crews on Thursday rescued a woman from the side of a cliff west of Cave Landing near Avila Beach.

Crews arrived on scene about 3:30 p.m. after they were notified that the woman had become stuck, according to Cal Fire.

The Cave Landing area — located just east of Avila Beach — is home to Pirate’s Cove, the county’s only nude beach, and the Ontario Ridge Trail.

Responders helped lower the woman — who was uninjured but stuck halfway down the cliff — onto the rocky beach below.

They then used paddleboards to tow her to a waiting Port San Luis Harbor Patrol boat, which transported her to Harford Pier in Avila Beach, according to Cal Fire.

Lindsey Holden: 805-781-7939, @lindseymholden

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