Emergency crews in Santa Barbara launched a rescue attempt with four-wheelers, a drone, engines and a truck for what turned out to be a mannequin with long-flowing hair clinging to the side of a cliff.
Santa Barbara County Fire officials started receiving calls about someone stranded 30 feet down a cliff just before 4 p.m. Oct. 4, the department's spokesman said.
People passing by on Hope Ranch Beach saw the figure and called for help.
What crews ended up finding was a mannequin in a red top on the side of the cliff.
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It was a mannequin used in a movie shoot days earlier, Santa Barbara County Fire said.
This led Twitter users to wonder if the movie ended on a "cliffhanger."
The moral of the story is that it was still worth the call.
"Better to call than not!" the spokesman said.