February 29, 2024
Two views as rescuers who began their makes an attempt to free a person within the late afternoon labored after dusk. Photograph credit score: @SDFD by way of X

 Rescuers have been working for hours to free a person trapped in a gap alongside the aspect of a cliff in Sundown Cliffs close to Orchard and Cable streets, fireplace officers stated Friday.

San Diego Hearth-Rescue crews responded to a report of an individual trapped in a gap at about 3:40 p.m. Thursday, based on fireplace officers.

The person shouldn’t be injured however is trapped from the waist down inside a crevasse alongside the cliff. The entry level is barely about 18 inches in diameter, which has brought on excessive problem in getting him out.

A SDFRD technical rescue crew and Chula Vista Hearth Division crews labored for a lot of hours however when the tide started to rise, they have been unable to proceed working. The trapped man was supplied with electrolytes and sizzling packs and blankets to maintain him heat through the evening. An engine firm was there all evening with him.

A particular crew of volunteer rescuers from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division arrived at 4:40 a.m. Friday.

As of seven:35 a.m. Friday, the person was nonetheless within the gap and pinned. When the tide recedes, the crews will start their efforts to drill and dig round him to free his physique and extricate him, fireplace officers stated.

–Metropolis Information Service