Calif. crews rush to save woman dangling off cliff. It was a mannequin

Santa Barbara County fire engines and trucks, drones and utility vehicles responded to the scene only to discover a movie prop


Don Sweeney
The Sacramento Bee

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A cliff rescue on a California beach took a turn for the weird Monday afternoon when firefighters discovered a movie mannequin clinging to the rocks, firefighters say.

Passersby had called 911 to report a woman dangling from a cliff over Hope Ranch Beach near Santa Barbara at 3:49 p.m., the Santa Barbara County Fire Department reported on Twitter.

When firefighters arrived, they discovered the "woman" was actually a mannequin left over from a movie shoot days before, firefighters said.

Along with fire engines and trucks, the response also included drones and utility vehicles. But firefighters weren't put out by the unnecessary call.

"Better to call than not!" the Twitter post reads.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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