Firefighters rescue 2 from car hanging off Calif. cliff

Heavy rain, breaking waves and limited visibility posed as challenges for the firefighters


CBS San Francisco

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to rescue two people trapped in a car  hanging over a coastal cliff in southern San Mateo County on Saturday night, a Cal Fire captain said.

Cal Fire and the San Mateo County Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle  over the side of a cliff near Pescadero Beach around 9:30 p.m., Capt. Jonathan Cox said. Arriving units found the car about 50 feet down the cliff resting on a rocky beach close to shore, Cox said.

Firefighters were able to lower themselves down to the vehicle that carried two people, he said. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the people out due to the dangerous location of the car, Cox said. Heavy rain, breaking waves and limited visibility posed as challenges for the firefighters, he said.

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