SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego lifeguards rescued a woman Thursday night after she tumbled down a cliff in La Jolla.
The incident was reported at around 6:40 p.m. in an area at the end of Forward Street, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials.
San Diego Lifeguards Lt. Rich Stropky said the 22-year-old woman suffered an ankle injury. He said the woman was trying to catch a sunset over the cliff and went down a trail that leads to the ledge.
“She was going down and her sweatshirt got stuck on something, and that threw her off balance,” Storpky said. “It's so muddy and slippery; [she] ended up taking a slip, about a 10- to 15-foot fall.”
After the woman was brought to safety, she was taken to the hospital via ambulance.
Cliff rescue in La Jolla at the end of Forward St. at about 6:40 p.m. Thurs. A woman in her 20s trying to get to the beach slipped & fell about 15’ & hurt her ankle. Lifeguards and firefighters, using Rescue 44, treated and brought her safely back up. #teamwork #OneTeam pic.twitter.com/Q8Zkw5TsQy
— SDFD (@SDFD) March 15, 2019