Cal Fire and the CHP rescued a person who yelled out for help after becoming stuck on a cliff side at Pirate’s Cove in Avila Beach on Saturday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.
A beachgoer flagged down a CHP officer after hearing the person yell from one of the bushes dotting the cliff face, Cal Fire Capt. Nick Stitzel said.
The CHP notified Cal Fire at 4:38 p.m. that a person might have fallen over the cliff, Stitzel said.
With assistance from a CHP helicopter, firefighters were able to descend about 40 feet to the person and hoist them to a safe spot. From there, the person was taken to a waiting San Luis Ambulance vehicle, Stitzel said.
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No information about the stranded person or his or her injuries was made available.
The entire incident lasted about an hour and 10 minutes, Stitzel said. He added it was not clear how the person initially became stranded on the cliff side.