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Driver rescued after 150-foot Pacifica cliff plunge

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The driver of a vehicle that plunged more than 150 feet down a cliff early Sunday morning in Pacifica was hospitalized after being brought back up from heavy brush by crews using ropes and a rescue basket.

Three fire companies and a technical rescue unit from the North County Fire Authority responded at 2:20 a.m. to the scene at Manor and Heathcliff drives, where the vehicle had gone down a steep ravine.

A rope system was used by firefighter/paramedics to reach the driver, who was assessed and treated for injuries before being brought up via a rescue basket and taken to the hospital.

The operation took about an hour.

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