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Man rescued after crashing car on beach at Sunset Cliffs

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A driver was hoisted up and carried away by helicopter in Sunset Cliffs Monday after he drove his car about 40 feet off a cliff and onto the beach below, authorities said.

The crash in the 700 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard near Osprey Street was reported at 5:45 a.m., according to a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher. The man got himself out of his car, which landed on its wheels in shallow beach water, he said.

Nearly an hour after the crash was reported, the man was hoisted up by a helicopter while in a rescue basket, a rescuer by his side. Without setting down, the helicopter flew away with the dangling patient and rescuer, who were both eventually drawn up into the chopper as it made its way to a nearby hospital.

The man's name was not immediately released.

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