Watch: CHP helicopter unit rescues man from Pacifica cliff! (VIDEO)

A man who stranded himself while climbing a cliff wall at Mori Point was rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter unit that hoisted him to safety Monday afternoon.

The man got stuck on a sheer cliff wall around 3:40 p.m. after climbing about 75 feet up from the beach, with about 300 feet to go to the top.

The CHP said: “Access to the man was extremely difficult and hazardous due to the steep terrain and no access points for a rope rescue."

The firefighters summoned the CHP H-30 air unit and amid high winds and some rain, was lowered to the stranded man. The man was put in a rescue harness and they were both lifted and taken to a nearby landing zone.


 

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