A surfer who was injured after hitting his head on rocks was saved
by fire crews who went down a cliffside to rescue him in Santa Cruz Wednesday
afternoon, officials said.
Crews responded to a report of a surfer who was injured in the
area of West Cliff Drive and Pelton Avenue at about 2:10 p.m., fire officials
Other surfers helped the injured surfer, who had hurt his hip and
head on the rocks, and got him out of the water.
When crews arrived, they found the surfer about 20 feet down a
cliff. After getting down to him, crews rendered medical aid, according to
A basket was lowered down to help bring the surfer up the cliff.
He was then transported to Dominican Hospital to be treated for injuries that
were not considered life-threatening, fire officials said.
Traffic was temporarily rerouted in the area during the rescue.