VIDEO: Man Screaming for Help Rescued Along El Camino Del Mar Coast

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A man screaming for help at 3:00 a.m. leads to a difficult rescue operation for San Francisco firefighters.

A passer-by called 911 after hearing the man shouting for assistance in the area of 34th Avenue and El Camino Del Mar.

It took a while for fire crews to find the man.

“There’s thick brush, it’s dark out,” San Francisco Fire Batt. Chief Denise Newman tells KRON 4’s Mike Pelton. “We can’t get a lot of other mutual aid out here like helicopters so visually it was difficult. Luckily he was able to communicate with us verbally and then we were able to pinpoint him.”

Newman says they found the man in a clearing not far from Mile Rock Beach. He appears to be homeless and claimed he had been attacked. The man was taken to the hospital with a gash to the head and dizziness, possibly from low blood sugar.

The National Parks Police will investigate to figure out how the man got lost and how long he was stranded.

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