Man's Rope Snaps While Climbing Sunset Cliffs

Rescuers had to airlift the man from the cliffs

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    An aerial view of the scene at Sunset Cliffs during Wednesday's rescue.

    A man scaling Sunset Cliffs was injured Wednesday after his climbing rope snapped, authorities said.

    Rescuers were called to Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach just after 4 p.m. to tend to the wounded climber.

    Lee Swanson of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said the man sustained a broken leg, among other injuries, during the ill-fated climb.

    Emergency crews planned to airlift the man out of the rocky area.

    By 4:45 p.m., rescuers had pulled the man from the cliffs. He was transported to UCSD Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, including a leg wound.

    No further details were immediately released.


     

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