SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — Fire personnel rescued someone who fell from an oceanside cliff in Santa Cruz on Sunday, according to fire officials.

A short time after noon, fire crews responded to a report of a male who had fallen from a cliff near Merced Avenue and West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz fire officials said.

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Crews arrived to find the victim suffering from injuries at the base of the cliff.

Fire personnel pulled the victim up using a rope system and other equipment. He was taken to Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz with moderate injuries.

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West Cliff Drive was closed for about 30 minutes Sunday afternoon while the rescue took place.

Fire officials said the incident was a reminder to be careful when walking on or around rocks near cliff edges.

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