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Firefighters rescue Cotati man after 50-foot fall off Sonoma Coast cliff

A Cotati man who'd apparently been out at the Sonoma Coast all night fell off of a cliff Wednesday morning and was rescued by Bodega Bay firefighters.

The 28-year-old had been at the ocean all night with friends and just before 8 a.m. somehow fell from the cliff at Portuguese Beach, said Bodega Bay Fire Capt. Todd Rollings.

The man dropped about 50 feet to the sand below. He couldn't remember what had happened, had severe back pain and was covered in abrasions, said Rollings.

His friends called for help at 7:57 a.m.

Firefighters put him onto a medical board and carried him up a trail.

He was taken by ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Portuguese Beach is north of Bodega Bay.


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