San Diego lifeguards and emergency crews were called to Sunset Cliffs Thursday to rescue a man who became stranded on the rocks at the popular seaside spot in Point Loma.
Officials arrived in the 900-block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard at 2:30 p.m. to begin the rescue operation.
Lifeguards said the 18-year-old man wasn’t injured, just stuck in the rocks below.
Aerial shots of the scene showed the man sitting on the rocks barefoot.
Up on the cliffs above, a large crowd of beachgoers gathered to watch the rescue.
By 2:55 p.m., a lifeguard had rappelled down the cliffs and made contact with the man.
The man was strapped into a harness and helmet. Supported by the lifeguard, he then began making his way up the cliffs. By 3:10 p.m., he was back up top, on safe land, unharmed.
At this point, it is unclear how the man got down into the rocks in the first place – whether he scaled down on foot or swam up to the rocks.
Sunset Cliffs is a popular, picturesque destination west of downtown San Diego frequented by locals and visitors alike.