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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday February 20th, 2019 :: 01:59 p.m. PST

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Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy makes dramatic coastal rescue.

A deputy made a dramatic coastal rescue of a 6-year-old injured boy who had fallen on rocks at the Sea Ranch this morning. The call came in shortly after 9:00 AM of an injured boy who was hiking with his 9-year-old sister on the bluff trail. The boy had slipped and fallen about 20’ down a rocky ledge and suffered a head and an arm injury.
 
The boy’s sister witnessed the fall and went to a nearby home where she sought help from a resident who called 9-1-1. Deputy Greg Myers, who is a resident deputy assigned to patrol in this area, responded quickly and contacted the girl who led him to the cliff edge where the boy had fallen. Deputy Myers observed that the boy was about 20 feet down, near the water’s edge and was getting hit by incoming waves.
 
Deputy Myers climbed down a group of rocks where he was able to get on his stomach and pull the completely soaked boy up by his arm. He then carried the boy up to a safe bluff where he was treated by medical crews from Cal Fire and Coastal Life Support. The boy was taken by ambulance to a clinic in Gualala and is expected to be just fine after suffering a possible broken arm.
 
It was later determined the boy and his sister were visiting the area with their parents from Belmont, CA. They were staying in a home about a mile from where this accident happened. Their parents were notified and didn’t realize their kids had gone so far away from the home.  
 

Address/Location
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
2796 Ventura Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-565-2650

Sgt. Spencer Crum
Public Information
sheriff-pio@sonoma-county.org
707-565-3941

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