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17 year-old falls while hiking at Blacks Beach

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 17:53:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Lifeguards Thursday rescued a 17-year-old girl who fell while hiking at Blacks Beach near Torrey Pines.

Lifeguards say the teen was hiking with two other teenagers near Box Canyon about 1:30 p.m. when she fell at least 12 feet into a creek bed.

A San Diego Fire-Rescue helicopter flew her to safety. Lifeguards helped the girl's companions walk down to the beach.

The girl injured her leg and possibly her head. She was taken to Scripps Hospital in La Jolla.

Lifeguards said three other people were rescued about the same time, including one person who started climbing down the cliff and became too scared to go up or down.

Watch video from the scene in the player below: