PALOS VERDES ESTATES (CBSLA) — A helicopter crew had to rescue a stolen vehicle suspect who led a police pursuit right off a cliff in Palos Verdes Estates.
Police were chasing a stolen vehicle in Palos Verdes Estates Friday when the suspect jumped out of the car and ran, then fell 40 feet down a cliff.READ MORE: City Of LA Opens Vaccinations To Age 16-Plus As Questions Swirl Over J&J Vaccine
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau released video of the helicopter rescue operation Saturday.
Video 2 of 2. #LASD Air Rescue 5 inserts LASD SEB Tactical Medics at the termination of pursuit in Palos Verdes.Suspect ran from car and over cliff, falling 40ft onto the ground. Suspect in custody. Neighborhood safe. pic.twitter.com/uS08W8zKHaREAD MORE: CDC, FDA Recommend Pausing J&J Vaccine Over Blood Clot Cases
— SEB (@SEBLASD) July 18, 2020
A rescuer was lowered from the helicopter into steep and brush-covered terrain to find the suspect. The rescuer returned with the suspect strapped into a litter.MORE NEWS: Driver Of Camaro Killed In Azusa Wreck After Running Red Light; 2 Others Flee Scene
The suspect was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.