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Santa Monica Fire Rescues Man From the Cliffs Above Pacific Coast Highway

Twenty something Man was rescued, cited, arrested by Santa Monica Police

 

It took 20 Firefighters approximately 32 minutes from the initial 911 calls to when the victim was safely lifted from the hillside.

The Santa Monica Fire Dept says that it has lifted and rescued a man in his late 20's from the side of the cliffs just west of Palisades Park.

About 20 firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Ocean Avenue for the gentleman, possibly homeless, probably drunk, who managed to climb down to a "precarious portion of the extremely steep hillside" above PCH.

It took them 20 minutes to deliver him into the custody of Santa Monica Police, who were no doubt happy to finally issue a rare, $100 citation for climbing down the hillsides.

On Monday May 7th, 2018 at 12:33 p.m. Santa Monica Firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Ocean Avenue for a report of a person trapped mid-way down the Santa Monica bluffs overlooking the Pacific Coast Highway.

Initial arriving units spotted the man approximately 30 feet down from the top located in a precarious portion of the extremely steep hillside. Members of the SMFD's Urban Search & Rescue team quickly established a high-angle rope rescue system to lower a rescuer down to the victim in order to secure him and prevent him from falling.

It took 20 Firefighters approximately 32 minutes from the initial 911 calls to when the victim was safely extricated from the hillside. The victim was a male in his late 20's who was evaluated by Paramedics and taken into custody by Santa Monica Police Officers.

 
 

Reader Comments
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Frank writes:

How about instead of charging him $100, the police bill him for the cost of 20 firefighter and other police personnel. At their wages and benefits probably more like $100,000.

 
 
 

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