[UPDATE 11:09 p.m.] Helicopters Respond After One Person Falls Over Cliff Near Trinidad.
A person fell over the cliff near Trinidad about 1:44 p.m., according to Laura Coleman spokesperson for Cal Fire. “There was a language barrier,” she explained, so it has been difficult to communicate with the person reporting. However, she explained, “We believe that one male fell…Possibly a 300 meter fall…There is a confirmed broken leg.” There may be more injuries.
Cal Fire is responding with a helicopter. “The Coast Guard [helicopter] is also rolling,” Coleman said. There is an engine out of Trinidad and Westhaven Fire. Inmate crews from Alder Camp are on their way also.
“It sounds like it is going to be a rescue,” Coleman said. “It could be with a Stokes [basket.]
We’ll update as more information comes in.
UPDATE 5:47 p.m.: According to US Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class, Christina Emerson, “[The man] was recovered from the beach and taken to St. Joe’s Hospital.”
UPDATE 11:09 p.m.: The Coast Guard released this video of the injured man being hoisted from the beach where he fell near Trinidad earlier today.