Woman hospitalized after trying to rescue dog at Fort Funston

SAN FRANCISCO — A woman was hospitalized Wednesday after she tumbled down a side of a seaside cliff while trying to rescue her dog, officials said.

Rescue crews were called out to Fort Funston — a park in San Francisco — around 3:50 p.m. after the dog went over the side of the cliff and the woman fell about 50 feet to the beach below as she tried to retrieve her pet, said National Park Service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet.

"We had to do two rescues," Picavet said. "A person roped in a harness to rescue the dog and three paramedics and a park ranger going down to the beach."

When paramedics and the park ranger reached the woman they called for a California Highway Patrol helicopter to take her to a hospital.

Officials did not provide details of the nature of the woman's injuries. Her name has not been released.

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