Teen Rescued from Rocks Near San Francisco's Cliff House

By: Brian Shields - Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:02:28 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) --  A teenager stranded on some rocks near San Francisco's Cliff House  was brought to safety Thursday afternoon, a fire captain said.

      San Francisco firefighters, the U.S. Coast Guard and the National  Park Service responded to the area after someone on the shore reported a  person in distress.

      According to a fire dispatcher, the initial report came in at 3:43  p.m.

      An employee who answered the phone at the Cliff House said diners  seated near the windows noticed a person in swim trunks on the rocks and that  restaurant staff contacted the Coast Guard.

      The Coast Guard responded with a helicopter and a 47-foot motor  lifeboat. The park service also responded with swimmers.

      Fire Capt. Jeanne Seyler said the teen had made it to the rocks  before the fire department arrived and was in distress because the tide was  coming in "and it was very rough."

      Fire department surf rescue swimmers reached the teenager but were  unable to get him back to the beach, Seyler said.

      Two rescue swimmers with the park service swam to the rocks with  extra long boards and, with the assistance of the fire department swimmers,  were able to bring the teen to shore at 4:40 p.m., Seyler said.

      The teen was medically evaluated and transported to a hospital  with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Seyler said.
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