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Tuesday 06/19/2012 4:29 AM - Accidental Injury & rescue

Contact: Sgt. Marrs
Phone: (805) 781-4553
Type of Incident: Accidental Injury & rescue
Date and Time of Incident: 2:00 am, June 19, 2012
Place of Occurrence: Pirates Cove area, Avila Beach
Victim Information: 16 year old female from Orcutt, CA
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: At approx. 2:00 am, SLO Sheriff's Dispatch received a report that a woman fell from a cliff at Pirates Cove. Sheriff's Deputies, Cal-Fire and SLO Ambulance personnel responded to the scene. A 16 year old female was hiking the trail leading from the parking area down to the beach with relatives. She apparently lost her footing and slipped off the trail. The victim fell approx. 50 down landing on the rocks below. Cal-Fire personnel, with the assistance of Sheriff's Deputies extracted the victim from the rocks using ropes and a litter. The victim had trauma to her face and was complaining of abdominal pain. She was transported by SLO Ambulance personnel to Sierra Vista Hospital.

Prepared By: jmarrs
Released: Tuesday 06/19/2012 4:29 AM