SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California Highway Patrol helicopter plucked two teenagers clinging to the side of a cliff near Marin County’s Rodeo Beach in a dramatic rescue captured on video.
The helicopter was called to the cliff in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area above the beach about two miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Friday around 6:30 p.m. CHP Officer Daniel Hill says the 17 and 18-year-old boys were stuck to the cliff about 75 feet above a beach and had no way of getting down.
They were wearing beach clothes and had no shoes. Hill says the area was not close to a road, making a high angle rope rescue out of the question. In the video, a rescuer aboard the helicopter lowers a harness and picks up each boy separately. They are dropped off on the beach where they were reunited with family members.
They were not hurt.