McKinleyville, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a man who fell from a beachside bluff in vicinity of Trinidad Calif., Monday.
Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders were notified at approximately 01:55 p.m., by the Humboldt County Sheriff office that a man fell down a steep embankment onto the rocky beach below and suffered a broken leg. CALFIRE responders arrived on scene and provided medical attention to the survivor but could not move him to safety due to terrain and injuries.
An Air Station Humboldt Bay MH-60 Dolphin Helicopter crew was launched to recover the survivor and transport him to safety.
The helicopter arrived on scene at approximately 2:40 p.m. and lowered the rescue swimmer to assess the survivor and prepare him for transport to a local hospital.
The survivor was then hoisted from the base of the cliff and transported to a local hospital where he was treated for injuries.