Teen Airlifted After Falling in Malibu at Pirate’s Cove

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Pirate's Cove Aerial Rescue

A 15-year-old boy was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center with serious injuries after falling off of a cliff at Pirate’s Cove in Malibu on Saturday, July 19.

Sheriff deputies with the Malibu/Lost Hills station along with Los Angeles County Lifeguards and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene at Point Dume around 4:15 p.m. 

Upon arrival, the victim’s brother directed the teams to the exact location of the victim. Lifeguards also accessed the victim from a boat. 

The teen was hiking and fell from the cliffside approximately 30 feet on to the rocks, according to a release from the Sheriff’s station.

Due to the rising tides and rough terrain, the boy had to be airlifted from the scene to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood and arrived at the center before 5 p.m.

The boy appeared to suffer head trauma and a possible broken leg, but his condition has not been confirmed by the medical center as of Monday, July 21.