- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old man was rescued about 100 feet down a San Francisco cliff early Friday morning after he got caught in the high tides.

KNTV reports (https://bit.ly/2hD5UWm ) the unidentified man was pressed against a cliff and clinging to a rock off the Pacific Ocean for a few hours. He was cold and disoriented but not injured.

San Francisco Battalion Chief Denise Newman says he was hanging on and screaming for help.

He was rescued by firefighters about 1 a.m. Friday. What the man was doing in the area when he got caught in the high tides was not known.

Thursday brought huge king tides around California and gusting winds of up to 50 mph. In downtown San Francisco, the king tides and rain flooded the Embarcadero with water from the bay sloshing up onto the sidewalk.

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Information from: KNTV-TV.

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