GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Woman Seriously Injured In 50 Foot Fall
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The park received a report of a woman climbing down the cliff face at Fort Funston yesterday afternoon, trying to retrieve her dog, which was off leash and not under voice control when it went over the edge of the cliff. The woman fell approximately 50 feet to the beach before rangers and San Francisco fire and rescue personnel were able to reach her. She was then flown to a medical facility by a California Highway Patrol helicopter. The dog, which was 75 feet below the cliff edge, was also rescued. This was the second such rescue this week. The park deals with seven or eight such dog rescues each year.
Name: Alexandra Picavet, Public Affairs Officer