Helicopter Rescues Man Clinging To Cliff In Golden Gate National Rec Area

Deputies from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in California conducted a daring helicopter rescue after a man fell from a cliff in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Southern Marin Fire District requested assistance around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday evening, and the man was found clinging to the gravel rock face approximately 50 to 60 feet down from the Battery Alexander trail.

The crew of Sonoma County Sheriff’s rescue helicopter Henry-1 located the man using thermal imaging and performed a long-line rescue. Video footage of the dramatic rescue posted online by the Sonoma Sheriff shows the man barefoot with scrapes on his feet, holding desperately onto the cliffside.

The tactical flight officer airlifted the man to safety, and both were transported to the top of the cliff for medical evaluation. Fortunately, the man suffered only minor scrapes and bruises, according to the Southern Marin Fire District.

Source: CBS NEWS

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