Man, Woman in Critical Condition After Fall From 200-Foot Cliff Near Dana Point Harbor
A man and woman were in critical condition after falling from a 200-foot cliff near Dana Point Harbor on Friday night, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.
Authorities received the call around 9:07 p.m. and sent out a tactical rescue team to retrieve the stranded pair, officials said.
An early investigation revealed that the woman had fallen 30 feet down the cliff and the man had slid down 30 to 40 feet before falling another 100 to 120 feet onto the rocks and brush below, according to Captain Paul Holaday.
The two had been looking out from a gazebo overlooking Dana Point Harbor when they fell, according to authorities.
The woman was rescued after crews rappelled down the cliff, while the man was aided at the bottom of the cliff, officials said.
They were both transported in critical condition to Mission Hospital.
Authorities found no signs of drugs or alcohol.