San Diego

Woman Hurt by Falling Cliff Boulder at Torrey Pines State Beach

Lifeguards and firefighters rescued a jogger on Torrey Pines State Beach Monday after a boulder fell from the cliffs above and injured her.

The woman was seen being taken off of the beach on a stretcher with an apparent leg injury at around 6:30 p.m.

The woman was jogging along the beach when the boulder fell and hit her, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) spokesperson Monica Munoz, 

Munoz could not confirm the size of the boulder or the extent of the victim's injuries.

The injured jogger was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital.

There are several signs warning beachgoers of the dangers from the eroding cliffs. 

In September 2009, garbage-can sized chunks of rock fell onto the beach below the cliffs. No one was injured.

On August 20, 2008, a Las Vegas tourist was killed by a bluff collapse.

The victim was playing frisbee with family members when he walked over to the base of a cliff to take off his shoes, according to firefighters.

A section of the cliff gave way, crumbling on top of him. The victim suffered severe head trauma from the falling rocks.

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