SFFD called to rescue child trapped on cliff at Fort Funston

San Francisco firefighters were called to rescue a 12-year-old trapped on a 300-foot cliff at Fort Funston on Saturday afternoon.   

A California Highway Patrol helicopter located the child and was preparing to hoist a firefighter down the cliff to the child's location, Lt. Mariano Elias said.  

The rescue call was received about 4:50 p.m., he said.   

The boy, who was uninjured, had climbed down the sandy bluff but couldn't get back up, he said.

The former military installation on the southwest coast of San Francisco has 200-foot-high sandy bluffs, according to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

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