Man rescued after Sonoma coast fall
A man hiking on the Sonoma County coast fell 30 to 40 feet down a cliff and had to be rescued by the sheriff’s helicopter, firefighters said Sunday.
The fall happened about 8 p.m. Saturday in a steep area just north of Russian Gulch, Monte Rio Fire Chief Steve Baxman said.
A man in his 50s hiking with a second man fell, injuring his shoulder, Baxman said.
The man was lifted to safety by the sheriff’s Henry 1 helicopter after the uninjured hiker called 911. He was taken to a local hospital by ambulance, Baxman said.
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