First responders work to rescue person trapped on 200-foot cliff

FILE PHOTO A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal.

First responders were called to a scene in Castaic on Tuesday to rescue a person trapped on the side of an approximately 200-foot-tall cliff.  

According to Supervisor Miguel Ornelas, Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel received the call at approximately 6 p.m. on the 32000 block of Castaic Lake Drive.   

“There is currently somebody stuck on the side of a cliff,” said Ornelas, adding that the cliff face was approximately 200 feet.  

The reason, according to Supervisor Melanie Flores, a spokeswoman for the Fire Department, was determined to be that the man who had gone down the cliff face had done so due to their pet.  

“The dog went down the cliff,” said Flores. “He went down to get it but couldn’t get back up.” 

Firefighters were ultimately able to hoist the two off of the cliff face and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident, Flores said.  

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