SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A father and his young child were safely rescued from a cliff at Fort Funston on Saturday morning, fire officials said.

The pair were out for a walk about 11:30 a.m. and tried to hike down the cliff to reach the water below, but became stuck about 70 feet down, said San Francisco Fire Lt. Jonathan Baxter on social media.

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“They couldn’t go down, they couldn’t go back up,” Baxter said.

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That’s when the father called 911 and gave firefighters directions on how to reach them.

Emergency crews had to hike into the area about a mile from the parking lot. Three rescue rope lines were lowered and it took about an hour to bring the pair to safety, Baxter said.

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