Pacifica hiker rescued after 50-foot tumble

A hiker who fell 50 feet down a Pacifica cliff on Tuesday was successfully rescued and suffered only minor injuries, fire officials said.

Firefighters found the man at 9:09 p.m. near 700 Palmetto Ave., according to the North County Fire Authority. It took rescue crews about two hours to pull the man from the bottom of a 50-foot cliff using a rope system.

He was assessed by paramedics and transported to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the fire department.