Teen who fell from cliff in Foresthill rescued

Emergency personnel rescued a teenager who fell down a cliff in Foresthill in Placer County Tuesday afternoon.

The boy, identified as 17-year-old Tyler Grandy of Foresthill by the Placer County Sheriff's Department, fell approximately 250 feet. Grandy told rescuers he and a friend were moving some table equipment when he slipped.

Rescuers first tried to drop a line down the cliff to get Grandy, according to Placer County sheriff's Lt. John Poretti. However, the line wasn't long enough so they switched to a longer line and dropped it from a helicopter. Grandy was pulled out around 3:30 p.m. and taken to the staging area for rescue crews.

Poretti said the teen had cuts on his forehead and leg but was alert and talking. He was transported by ground ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for his injuries. He was treated and released several hours later.

The boy's father said that it's a miracle his son is doing fine given the big fall he took.

The rescue helicopter returned to the site to pull out a firefighter who had gone down the cliff to get the boy.

The incident was reported about 100 feet from Worton's Market on the 23000 block of Foresthill Road in Foresthill.

The emergency call came in about 1:30 p.m., authorities said. The teen used his cellphone to call his parents.


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