Coast Guard, Daly City Fire Department rescue 2 on cliff

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard medically evacuated two males and the Daly City Fire Department recovered one other male who was unresponsive after an accident, Saturday morning.

At approximately 5:05 a.m., members of Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report that three men fell from a cliff after breaking through a fence along a ledge south of Daly City. It was reported two men suffered multiple injuries and the other male was unresponsive.

Immediately, Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco launched a helicopter rescue team, composed of members trained in cliff rescue, who safely located the two injured men.

The Daly City Fire Department personnel are working to recover the deceased victim.

“A tremendous collaborative effort with the local fire department, police department and other first responders was critically important to swiftly locate the men and safely evacuate two of them to receive medical treatment,” said Lt. Cmdr. David Middleton, Air Station San Francisco helicopter pilot. “We are deeply saddened that one of the men was unresponsive and our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased friends and family.”

The two injured were flown to a location near Thomas Edison Elementary School where Emergency Medical Technicians were standing by to provide immediate medical assistance and transportation to the nearest hospital.

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