Man rescued after falling from cliff

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SAN DIEGO -- Firefighters rescued a man who fell off a cliff in the Hillcrest neighborhood and broke his arm and leg.

It happened around 7:45 a.m. Saturday on Dickinson Street behind UC San Diego Medical Center Hillcrest. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department received a 911 call from the hospital's ER saying a man they were treating ran away, Battalion Chief Jeff Mitchell said.

“It took a minute to locate him,” Battalion Chief Brian Raines of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said. “The canyon is pretty steep.”

Firefighters said the man was injured from the fall and taken back to the hospital.

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