A woman was injured Saturday evening after she fell down a cliff off Bodega Head, firefighters said.

The 23-year-old woman, whose name and hometown were not available, had been climbing rocks in the area when she slipped and landed on the beach below, said Josh Perucchi, a firefighter and paramedic in the Bodega Bay area.

“She was up a ways on the rocks,” he said Saturday night.

The Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter rescued her from the beach. She had fallen at least 20 feet, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

She was transported by ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with “moderate injuries,” Perucchi said.

Both Bodega Bay Fire Protection and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department responded to accident, as well as the sheriff’s office and State Parks personnel.

You can reach Staff Writer Eloísa Ruano González at 521-5458 or eloisa.gonzalez@pressdemocrat.com.


An emergency regulation approved by the State Water Resources Control Board restricts use of stream and well water in four Sonoma County watersheds as follows:

— No watering lawns, washing driveways and sidewalks, washing motor vehicles, filling or refilling decorative ponds and fountains, and no use of water in a fountain or water feature not part of a recirculating system.

— No watering of landscapes (trees and plants, including edible plants) that causes runoff onto adjacent property or non-irrigated areas or within 48 hours after measurable rainfall.

— Limits landscape watering to two days per week and only from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

— Sets no limit on use of graywater — from bathtubs, showers, bathroom washbasins, clothes washing machines and laundry tubs as well as captured rainwater — for lawn and landscape irrigation, washing motor vehicles and use in decorative ponds, fountains and other water features, except for prohibition of irrigation runoff or application within 48 hours after measurable rainfall.