Station 69 Lifts Injured Man to Safety

Firefighters from Station 23, helped stabilize the man who had fallen on the rocks.

A man, who fell 40 feet from the rocks near Sunset and Pacific Coast Highway, owes his rescue to firefighters from Stations 23 and 69.

The 68-year-old man was sightseeing and looking at the view near Gladstone’s restaurant, when he slipped, around 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 26, and fell to the ocean and rocks below.

Fire Station 69 Captain Thomas Kitahata said, “The guys did a great job of rescuing him from the rocks.”

The man suffered minor injuries, and firefighters performed a litter basket rescue to bring him to PCH. (Litters, which are essentially stretchers with sides, are used to rescue victims in confined space or where there are obstacle to movement, such as on slopes or wooded terrain.)

LAFD Station 23 Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.

Firefighters from Station 69, helped guide the litter basket, so the person could be transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

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