A 26-year-old man fell on the rocks at the North Jetty in the South Mission Beach area of San Diego, prompting a rescue Monday night.
The incident occurred at 8:18 p.m. Lifeguards were called to the scene after a report of a man stuck headfirst in the rocks, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD).
The man had been walking on the rocks when he somehow got stuck, San Diego Lifeguard Lt. John Sandmeyer said.
Two people nearby heard the man yelling and called for help.
Sandmeyer said the man, although never in the water at any point, was stuck headfirst with his legs sticking out, according to witnesses.
The man told lifeguards he had been accompanied by friends and believed they may be in the water.
SDFD's helicopter and boats used infrared cameras to search the water but unable to locate anyone.
Sandmeyer told NBC 7, they are confident no one else was in the water.
The man suffered possible injuries to his neck and head. He was unable to walk.
He was airlifted out and taken to a local hospital.
No other information was available.
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