Man's Rope Snaps While Climbing Sunset Cliffs

Rescuers had to airlift the man from the cliffs

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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