Boy falls Bodega Head : Boy plunges down a cliff in Bodega Bay, California but SURVIVES

Updated: November 11, 2014
Boy falls Bodega Head : 4-year-old falls 230 feet from seaside cliff - and lives

A 4-year-old boy on a family outing at the coast was rescued Monday evening after falling more than 200 feet off a cliff at Bodega Head, landing on the rocky beach below.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat says the child was on a family outing on a trail at Bodega Head Monday evening when he suddenly couldn’t be found.

Bodega Bay Fire Department rescuers spotted the boy on the rocky beach at the bottom of the cliff.

Two firefighter-paramedics rappelled down with a rescue basket and reached the boy, with help from illumination flares fired into the air from a Coast Guard motor lifeboat.

Fire Captain Justin Fox says the boy was awake and crying by the time he was loaded into an ambulance and rushed to a hospital.