Teen falls from 50-foot cliff

A 17-year-old was taken to Mission Hospital Laguna Beach after falling off a 50-foot cliff early Sunday morning.

Police were first called to the Aliso Creek Inn at 10:45 p.m. Saturday to break up a large party. A couple hours later, at 12:32 a.m., dispatchers received a call regarding a male teenager that went missing. He was located prior to their arrival at the bottom of a cliff near Country Club Drive.

Police believe the teen ran away when police arrived earlier in the night because he was heavily intoxicated and wanted to avoid officers, Lt. Jason Kravetz said. He jumped over a barrier, hoping to hide behind it, but fell and landed in the creek below.

Kravetz said the teen suffered from hypothermia and extreme intoxication from alcohol.


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