A hiker who had fallen
150 to 200 feet down the side of a cliff at Mussel Rock in Daly City was rescued by fire officials and paramedics on Sunday, according to Clyde Preston, safety inspector for the North County Fire Authority.
At about 4:37 a.m. three fire companies, one technical rescue unit and one chief officer responded to the cliff rescue at Mussel Rock, where firefighters and paramedics proceeded to repel over the edge and down the cliff to search for the hiker.
to rising tides and steep terrain, they were unable to locate him.
Coast Guard helicopter was requested and with a rescue swimmer the hiker was soon discovered in a cave.
and firefighter/paramedics using a rescue basket, air lifted the injured
patient to the Mussel Rock parking lot where the victim was treated by firefighter/paramedics
at the scene.
The patient was
then transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious injuries.