Pair rescued from cliff above Black’s Beach

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SAN DIEGO — San Diego lifeguards rescued two people who became stuck on a cliff above Black’s Beach.

Shortly after 11 a.m., a lifeguard rappelled down from the Torrey Pines Glider Port to a young man and a young woman who had become stuck several hundred feet down the face of the cliff. The pair had reached a point where they could not climb up or down. The man was injured, possibly with a broken leg, officials said

The lifeguard gave both of the stranded hikers a helmet. He then hooked the young woman up to a climbing rope.

Meanwhile, another rescuer was lowered from a San Diego police helicopter. He secured the stranded man to his harness the two were hoisted up to the helicopter and taken back to the top of the bluff.

The injured man was taken to a Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla  for treatment, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque said.

The young woman was not injured. She and the lifeguard rappelled down to the beach.


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