Coast Guard rescues hiker stranded on beach near Daly City, Calif.
Bay Area News Group February 26, 2023
A man was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday morning after becoming stranded on a beach near Daly City.
The man, 24, contacted the Coast Guard at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after becoming hemmed in by cliffs while walking along Mussel Rock Park Beach, according to Petty Officer Taylor Bacon, a Coast Guard spokesman.
The San Mateo County Fire Department was initially tasked with trying to rescue the man; however, the firefighters were rebuffed when they had difficulty navigating the cliffside to get to him, Bacon said.
The Coast Guard then dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to the beach at about 6 a.m., Bacon said. A crew member was lowered down to the beach and helped hoist the man back up to the aircraft, which took him to San Francisco International Airport.
Paramedics back on the ground evaluated the man for any injuries as a precautionary measure.
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