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UPDATE: Crews rescue 26-year-old man who fell off 14-foot cliff at Montaña de Oro

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Posted at 4:28 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 20:31:02-05

UPDATE (5:28 p.m.) - Crews successfully rescued a 26-year-old man after he fell 12 to 14 feet off the side of a cliff at Montaña de Oro.

CAL FIRE SLO officials tell KSBY the man was walking on a ledge mid-cliff when he slipped on some mud and fell several feet onto the sand.

Firefighters and CA State Parks rangers responded for a cliff rescue and hoisted the man to safety by 5 p.m.

According to fire officials, the man is complaining of a minor injury to his finger, however, crews assessed the patient for hypothermia as a precaution.

Emergency responders are reminding the public to be careful when you get too close to the ledge of cliffs and bluffs.

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ORIGINAL STORY (4:28 p.m.) - First responders are on their way to Montaña de Oro for reports of a person who fell off a cliff Sunday afternoon.

According to a CAL FIRE SLO official, crews received initial reports of the fall at about 4 p.m. near the Bluff Trail hiking area north of Corallina Cove.

The CAL FIRE SLO official said responding units have arrived at the scene. It is unclear if first responders have located the fall victim.

KSBY is sending a crew to the scene to obtain more information.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.