Man survives after car plunges 45 feet over cliffs
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Aug 07, 2013 | 2076 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Photo by Mike McCarthy I The Beacon
Photo by Mike McCarthy I The Beacon
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A driver escaped a 45-foot plunge over a bluff at Sunset Cliffs on July 29 after he somehow barreled through a 3-foot-high guardrail at the parking lot at Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Osprey Street.

The driver, who rescuers said suffered moderate injuries, was airlifted by a fire-rescue helicopter and taken to a hospital.

Lifeguards said the man was belligerent and might have been drinking.

Rescuers were called to the scene, where two lifeguards paddled over to the cove and attempted to stabilize the driver.

The rear of the car was crumpled, leading to theories of whether the back end of the car struck rocks on the way down the bluff or whether the driver somehow backed through the guardrail at a high rate of speed.

No identity for the driver was immediately available and it is not clear if the driver will be charged.
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