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Surfers rescued at Sunset Cliffs

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Emergency crews came to the rescue Tuesday of two men trapped by a rising ocean tide at the base of a rocky bluff in the Sunset Cliffs area.

The emergency near Woodward Road, south of Point Loma Nazarene University, was reported shortly before 3 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Crews rappelled down the roughly 30-foot-high cliff to the victims and hauled them to safety, a process that took about 45 minutes, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.

Medics took one of the men to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment of a shoulder injury he apparently had suffered while surfing in the area. His companion was unhurt.


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