Officials say that an 18-year-old man is lucky to be alive, after he fell 300 feet from a Lands End area cliff during a hike early Monday morning.
It was 12:34 a.m. Monday when emergency dispatchers got the call — a man had fallen from a cliff near the Eagle Point Labyrinth. It's an area known by some as Dead Man's Cliff, others as Dead Man's End, and all as a terrible place to be hiking in the middle of the goddamn night.
According to ABC7, SFFD rescuers yelled the fallen man's name repeatedly but got no reply, leading them to fear the worst. Then, at 2:17, a rescue boat found him at the bottom of the cliff near the water's edge, KRON4 reports.
San Francisco Fire Battalion Chief Khai Ali tells KTVU that “He was pretty banged up, but alive. We brought him down the water and rescue swimmers came out, packaged him up, and took him out on the rescue boat."
He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment, but his injuried aren't considered life-threatening.
"There are no lights; this is not a good place to hike," Ali told ABC7.
"A lot of narrow paths and roads and it's easy if you are not familiar with these trails to fall off the cliff. Stay away, do not come out here at night."