SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and Southern Marin Fire Protection District crews rescue five people Saturday from a cliffside near Muir Beach.
Battalion 3, Southern Marine Fire Protection District, notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at 8:17 p.m. Saturday of three people stranded on a cliff face and two additional individuals stranded topside in view of Muir Beach.
Battalion 3 personnel reported a land-based rescue of the two people on top of the cliff and remained on scene to vector in the Dolphin rescue helicoptercrew to the three people stranded on the cliff.
The MH-65aircrew arrived on scene at approximately 9 p.m. and hoisted all three people from the cliff and transported them to Air Station San Francisco with no reported injuries.
“Cliff operations are inherently risky for both ground parties and air crew, and are significantly higher risk during nighttime,” said Lt. Cmdr. Eric Schwartz, the Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter commander. “We were glad the conditions allowed us to save three lives alongside our partner agencies.”