Young Man Rescued Off Sunset Cliffs Near Foot of Hill Street in Point Loma

by on June 15, 2018 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach

Screen capture from CBS8.

A young man had to be airlifted off the rocks at the bottom of Sunset Cliffs as he was so badly injured – on Thursday morning, June 14. The as-yet-to-be identified man was reportedly bleeding from his head from a 30 foot fall.

A woman collecting shells saw him around 6:15 a.m. and called 911. She told the press the man was breathing and moved a little when sirens were heard arriving.

Lifeguards, police and firefighters responded and he was eventually airlifted off the rocks near the foot of Hill Street in Point Loma around 7 a.m.  First responders performed life-saving emergency procedures as the helicopter began lifting off and he was flown to the UC San Diego Medical Center trauma unit. There is no new information about his injuries or condition.

The woman who found him – and probably helped save him if he survives – told dispatchers he appeared to be a white man in his 20s dressed in a blue sweatshirt and jeans.

Sources:

CBS8

NBC7

Sunset Cliffs are dangerous. The OB Rag has waged a campaign for public education about their dangers. In fact, we’ve studied the numbers of injuries and deaths at the Cliffs for over a dozen years and came up with the horrific figure of 5 severe injuries or deaths per year since 2007: “The Dangers of Sunset Cliffs

 

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Avatar Art Mandell June 16, 2018 at 9:42 am

Any update on boy’s condition who fell on rocks ?

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