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Lifeguards rescue woman who fell down cliff in La Jolla

Posted at 11:38 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 07:42:29-04

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.