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Santa Cruz Firefighters Rescue Woman Who Fell Off Cliff Friday Night

Santa Cruz Fire Department saves woman who fell off cliff
Santa Cruz Fire Department saves woman who fell off cliff
Three Santa Cruz Fire Department rescue swimmers braved tough surf Friday night to save the life of a woman who fell off a cliff at West Cliff Drive and Merced.

The woman fell in at 7:42 and landed 30 feet below the cliff. The swimmers protected her and guided her to a basket that pulled her up to the street in a process that took 30 minutes. Firefighters on three engines and a ladder truck were there to help. She was badly injured, treated first at Dominican and then flown to a trauma center.

The woman was visiting Santa Cruz and walked too close to the cliff, she told firefighters.

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