Man Recalls Horrifying Moments of Son’s 230-Foot Fall From Cliff

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He reached for a rock and the ground crumbled beneath his feet. In a flash, Daryl Johnson’s 4-year-old was gone, tumbling roughly 230 feet down to the rocky bottom of a Northern California seaside cliff.

Johnson only had moments to act.

“That incident…was my worst nightmare,” Johnson told KGO-TV on Tuesday. “I just threw everything off, my backpack, my hat, and just ran. I was ready to jump down myself and get him. I tried to find every access I could to get down there. I was trying to look for him, I couldn’t see him.”

But somehow, Sebastion Johnson survived the fall on Monday. Bodega Bay firefighters say the boy fell about 5 p.m. from a cliff at Sonoma Coast State Park.

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