Tourist rescued after spending night on Northern California cliff

May 14, 2015 12:13 PM by News Staff, Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a tourist from Sweden who had spent the night stranded on a cliff in far Northern California.

Coast Guard Lt. J.J. Briggs tells the Times-Standard of Eureka the woman was about 150 feet above a beach near Crescent City when she was rescued on Wednesday morning.

She had apparently been straddling a small rock on the cliff for about 14 hours.

Coast Guard Cmdr. Kevin Barres says he was surprised how calm the woman was. She appeared to be in good condition and was expected to resume her trip.


Information from: Times-Standard

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