Man Falls 25 Feet When Trying to Retrieve Remote Controlled Plane: Lifeguards | NBC 7 San Diego

Man Falls 25 Feet When Trying to Retrieve Remote Controlled Plane: Lifeguards

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    Lifeguards rescued a 31-year-old man who tried to rappel down Sunset Cliffs to retrieve a remote controlled plane, causing him to slip and fall 25 feet, officials said. (Published Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016)

     Lifeguards rescued a 31-year-old man who tried to rappel down Sunset Cliffs to retrieve a remote controlled plane, causing him to slip and fall 25 feet, officials said. 

    The accident happened at 3:50 p.m. on the 1000 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, San Diego Lifeguards and San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD) officials said. 

    The unidentified man was flying a remote controlled plane when it went over the cliff, lifeguards said. He decided to rappel down the cliff to get the plane, lifeguards said. 

    He slipped and fell 20 feet, officials said, breaking his leg. A helicopter rescued him and he has been taken to Scripps Hospital. 

    It took fire rescue a good amount of time to prepare the man to be airlifted out.

    He is expected to be okay.

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