- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say two people trapped halfway down a 200-foot, unstable and remote cliff at Point Reyes National Seashore were airlifted to safety after a long rescue operation.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1StMZJC ) Tuesday that the overnight rescue happened where three hikers were trapped on the crumbling ledge.

Marin County Sheriff’s officials say one of the hikers got down to the beach and was helped by a California Highway Patrol officer who was dropped off by helicopter.

Soon after, a US Coast Guard helicopter and rescuers from multiple agencies came to help with the rescue.

But as weather conditions worsened, crews were forced to temporarily abandon helicopter rescue attempts.

Eventually the Coast Guard helicopter lifted the two trapped hikers to safety. Their names and ages were not released. Exactly how they became trapped was not immediately known

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com


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