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4-year-old boy survives 230-foot fall from cliff in California

CBS's San Francisco affiliate reports that a 4-year-old boy has miraculously survived a 230-foot plunge from a cliff on Bodega Head in Sonoma County. The boy reportedly fell while walking with his mother on a trail on Monday evening, landing on a beach on Bodega Bay below.

Within 30 minutes of arriving on scene, rescuers descended 238 feet to a beach to reach the boy who was found conscious and crying, according to [Bodega Bay Fire Protection District Fire Chief Sean] Grinnell.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports two firefighter-paramedics rappelled down with a rescue basket and reached the boy, with help from illumination flares fired into the air from a Coast Guard motor lifeboat. [CBS]

The boy is reportedly in critical but stable condition.