Man Rescued Off Marin Headlands Cliff

MARIN COUNTY, Calf. – The Coast Guard, working with the National Park Service, responded to a report of two people injured on the cliffs above Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands this afternoon.

At 3:02 p.m., the Coast Guard received notification through California Highway Patrol dispatch that a male and female were in distress after falling down a steep area near the water. The Coast Guard immediately launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Golden Gate, and a HH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from Air Station San Francisco. The National Park Service responded from the landside, and began searching for the two people.

The crew aboard the 47-foot Motor Lifeboat visually located the two people on the cliffs above Rodeo Beach, and directed the helicopter to their location. The helicopter conducted a hoist rescue of the man, who was injured but conscious, and in stable condition.

The man was attempting to rescue the other individual, who fell from the cliffs above while the two were hiking in the area. The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident, and was hoisted off the cliff by the helicopter.

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