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La Jolla

A 34-year-old woman who tumbled down the cliffs above Black’s Beach in La Jolla on Thursday morning was reported in satisfactory condition after undergoing surgery, a hospital spokesman said.

Gail Doubleday slipped and fell from the Stoners Canyon area above the beach about 6:30 a.m., according to a city lifeguard. She fell about 200 feet down the cliff and landed on rocks on the beach, he said. Doubleday’s companion drove to the nearby Salk Institute on Torrey Pines Road and sought help from a security guard.

Doubleday was airlifted by a sheriff’s helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital, where she underwent surgery. She was in satisfactory condition late Thursday, suffering from scalp cuts, a head injury and hypothermia, said hospital spokesman Michael Dabney.


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