A man who fell 30 yards off a cliff edge at San Francisco's Lands End was rescued Sunday evening with help from firefighters and a California Highway Patrol helicopter.
Shortly after 6 p.m., a CHP helicopter responded with San Francisco firefighters to a report of an elderly male who fell about 30 yards from a cliff's edge near Lands End.
First responders began searching for a man, who managed to make an emergency call saying he had fallen.
Though he was able to make a cellphone call to report his fall, crews dispatched to the area were unable to find him at first. As firefighters searched by ground, the helicopter began searching from above and soon found him within a grove of trees along the cliffside.
Helicopter crew members lowered a fire department rescue technician to the scene and hoisted the victim from the steep terrain. The helicopter then flew the victim and technician to a rescue team's location and lowered them to safety.
The victim was transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the fall.
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