Woman, Dog Rescued From Fort Funston Cliff

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013  |  Updated 5:20 PM PDT
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Woman, Dog Rescued From Fort Funston Cliff

A woman and her dog were rescued near Fort Funston in San Francisco Wednesday.

Firefighters responded at about 3:50 p.m. to a report of a woman and dog that went over a cliff, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The woman was able to climb down to the beach while the dog remained on the cliff.

Firefighters are not able to reach the woman so a U.S. Coast Guard is expected to pick her up via helicopter while the dog is extricated from the cliff.  A rescued got to the dog around 5 p.m.

In the end, the woman was able to walk down to the beach before firefighters arrived. Her injuries are not life threatening, according to rescuers.

The National Park Service said its the second time this week they have had to rescue a person who went over the cliff.

 "It happens about 7 or 8 times a year that we have to send trained National Park Rangers and rescue personnel over the cliff edge at Fort Funston to rescue a dog that has gone over the edge," said Park Ranger Agnew. "We do that to try to avoid the situation we are in now, where an untrained person has tried to rescue the dog themselves and gotten in a more grave situation like this," Alexandra Picavet said.

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