Coast Guard rescues stranded woman from rocks

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a woman last night, after she was stranded on the rocks at Fort Funston.

At approximately 8:57 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received an agency assist request from the San Francisco Police Department to rescue a stranded 22-year-old woman, from Pacifica, Calif.  Sector San Francisco then dispatched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco. The crew located the woman and hoisted her into the helicopter at approximately 9:10 p.m.

The woman was taken to Air Station San Francisco, where she was examined for injuries by a Coast Guard Emergency Medical Technician and was reported to be in good condition.

The Coast Guard reminds hikers and beach goers to always use extreme caution while walking along beaches and cliffs. It can be very dangerous to hike in these areas at night and it is very important to remain aware of the surroundings and changing weather conditions. The Coast Guard also urges beach goers and hikers to notify someone of their planned whereabouts in case of emergency.

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