LOS ANGELES — A woman survived after falling 200 feet off a cliff in Southern California, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said.
The woman, who is in her mid-thirties, was walking along a foot path in Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles County early Friday morning when she fell down the cliff, Sheriff’s Deputy Ed Luna told CNN.
Around 8 a.m. police started receiving calls from people who heard her screaming from the bottom of the cliff, Luna said.
It’s unclear how she fell or how much time passed before someone heard her calls for help.
Videos of the rescue show deputies flying to the shoreline in a helicopter, with one officer rappelling down to the shoreline to reach the woman and later using a hoist to lift her.
The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted.
Yesterday, @LMTLASD Deputies responded to a call just north of the light tower in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes after cries for help were heard. Along with LA County Fire, Air 5 responded and repelled down to the rocky bottom and rescued the victim.#SheriffV pic.twitter.com/eLxpF4ZPvw
— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) December 29, 2019