Four Sonoma men set out on a hike from an unknown starting point Monday and ended up in a remote area near Alamere Falls on the Point Reyes National Seashore, with two trapped halfway down a 200-foot cliff with no way to get up or down. One man made it down to the beach (or never climbed up?) but became trapped by the tide, and the fourth man apparently made it out of the area to call 911, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

They report further that some four dozen people ended up being involved in an all-night rescue effort, with members of Marin Search and Rescue, Marin County and Bolinas firefighters, the Marin County Sheriff’s Department, national park rangers, CHP officers, and the U.S. Coast Guard all getting in on assisting the three trapped men.

As CBS 5 reports, initial rescue efforts were stalled because of unstable conditions on the cliff. Deputies reported coming to the assistance of rescuers at 8:55 p.m. Monday, and it was not until 1:01 a.m. that the following tweet went out, announcing a successful helicopter rescue off the beach by the CHP.

No injuries were reported. But how did these four guys make it out to this place and then lose track of how safely to get back? Per the Marin IJ, they were found "northwest of Bolinas about three to four miles north of Palomarin Trailhead."

As some of you may know, Alamere Falls is very pretty and has water in it for the first time in a long time. Perhaps this was the case of a leisurely hike and chill day at the beach that went disastrously wrong somehow after the sun went down? They waited too long and couldn't get back the way they came because of the tide? I'm sure that intoxicating substances were not involved at all.

Below, the Marin County Sheriff's Department going hog-wild with excitement over the situation on Twitter.