A man fell off a cliff south of the Ocean Beach Pier Thursday evening after allegedly getting into a fight with another man, police confirmed.
According to San Diego Police Department Lt. Paul Rorrison, the 42-year-old male victim got into an altercation with another man while atop some cliffs near Del Monte Avenue just before 6 p.m.
During their argument, the victim fell from the cliffs into a crevasse in the tide pools below, Lt. Rorrison said.
When police and lifeguards arrived at the foot of Del Monte Avenue, they found the victim in the tide pools below the cliffs, suffering from head wounds, neck wounds and other lacerations.
Lt. Rorrison said the man had fallen approximately 20 feet before landing inside a crevasse next to the water’s edge.
Lifeguards performed a cliff rescue and were able to bring the victim up to street level. He was then transported to UCSD Medical Center.
Lt. Rorrison said the victim appeared to be conscious and breathing during the rescue despite his significant injuries.
The victim’s current condition is unknown.
According to Lt. Rorrison, this case is considered a felony assault. Police are actively looking for the suspect who was allegedly fighting with the victim before his fall.
Police describe the suspect as a white male with blonde hair and a tattoo. He was wearing board shorts and a belt buckle.
Lt. Rorrison said investigators do not yet know what the fight between the men was about.
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