CHP cliff rescue

CHP-Golden Gate Division Air Operations video

CHP Stages Risky Rescue Off Marin County Coast

KCBS Radio Morning News
January 25, 2019 - 10:19 am

Two hikers stranded on a cliff near Muir Beach in Marin County had to be rescued via helicopter Thursday afternoon.

Dramatic video released by the California Highway Patrol-Golden Gate Division Air Operations shows the chopper descending to where the hikers were clinging to a rock wall above the ocean in an area south of Muir Beach.

The hikers had lost their footing on an embankment and were unable to get back to the trail about 100 feet above them, according to the CHP. 

The CHP H30 crew reached the victims, extricated them from the side of the cliff and took them to the Muir Beach parking lot.

Southern Marin Fire paramedics examned them and found no injuries. 

The Southern Marin Fire District, Marin County Fire Department, Mill Valley Firefighter Department,  and National Park Service worked with the CHP-Golden Gate Division Air Operations to save the hikers. 

The CHP-Golden Gate Division Air Operations posted a reminder to the public on its Facebook page that the ground can be unstable, and that it's a good idea to avoid edges whenever possible. 

Written by Diana Shook.