Southern California firefighters found one person dead and three people injured on a beach below an ocean cliff
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. — Southern California firefighters found one dead and three injured on a beach at the base of an ocean cliff early Monday, authorities said.
Palos Verdes Estates Police called the Los Angeles County Fire Department before dawn to report a person possibly “on the other side” of the cliff. Firefighters found the four people 300 feet (91 meters) down the cliff, fire dispatch supervisor Martin Rangel said.
One person was dead, two had trauma and one suffered minor injuries, Rangel said.
The victims were only described as two women and two men. Newscast helicopters showed a fire helicopter hoisting victims to rescue vehicles at the top of the cliff.
Rangel said he didn’t know how the incident happened.
Palos Verdes Estates is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula at the southern end of Los Angeles County. A trail runs along the top of the cliff above the Pacific Ocean.