Photo courtesy of Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Photo courtesy of Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

FAIR OAKS, Calif. – Firefighters rescued a teenage male from the American River bluffs on Saturday night.

Firefighters from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded around 6:10 Saturday night for a report of a person stuck on the bluffs along the American River near the old Fair Oaks Bridge.

When firefighters arrived, they found a teenage male victim stuck approximately 50 feet on the bluff on the north side of the river. Two units capable of vertical rope rescues responded, as well as a fire boat to be below the victim.

After about 20 minutes, the victim was safely lowered onto the fire boat below, and taken across the river to the Sunrise Boat Access where an ambulance was staging to medically clear the victim.

The victim was medically cleared by paramedics, and was released to Sacramento County Park Rangers, who gave the teenage male a citation, although at time post posting it’s unclear the reasoning.

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