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Video: Man clinging to cliff rescued by Sonoma Sheriff’s helicopter

(KRON) — A man who fell off a cliff in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Sunday was rescued by a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office helicopter. In the dramatic rescue, which was caught on video (watch in the player above), the man can be seen clinging to a gravel rock face.

SCSO’s Henry-1 helicopter was requested at around 7:40 p.m. by the Southern Marin Fire District to rescue the man who fell off a cliff in the area of Battery Alexander in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The man, according to officials, was about 50 to 60 feet down from the trail clinging to the rock face.

Henry-1 arrived and was able to spot the man using thermal imaging. The helicopter landed nearby and was reconfigured for a long line rescue. The helicopter took to the air and a Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) was flown to the man.

The man was placed in a rescue device and flown to the top of the cliff. The man was turned over to fire department personnel to receive a medical evaluation. Officials declined to provide information on the man’s condition following the rescue.

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