Rescuers Called to Point Fermin After Man Gets Trapped on 100-Foot Cliff

Rescuers were called to Point Fermin Park in San Pedro after a man got trapped on the side of a cliff Friday morning.

A rescuer helps a man up the side of a cliff at Point Fermin on Friday morning. (Credit: KTLA)

A rescuer helps a man up the side of a cliff at Point Fermin on Friday morning. (Credit: KTLA)

Land, air and sea crews responded to reports of a victim about 15 feet down a cliff at the park located in the 800 block of West Paseo Del Mar (map), according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Deprtment.

A rescuer was able to climb down to the trapped man and put a harness around him, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

Moments later, firefighters pulled on a rope attached to the harness to help the man climb back up the cliff.

The 56-year-old man was then treated for a minor injury and was expected to be taken to a local hospital, Scott said.

It was unclear what the man was doing when he got stuck on the nearly 100-foot cliff.

A wide shot of the Point Fermin cliff as rescuers help a trapped man on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

A wide shot of the Point Fermin cliff as rescuers help a trapped man on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)


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