Three individuals noticed climbing coastal rock by Sonoma County sheriff


Three people were caught climbing to the top of a large rock formation along the Sonoma coast by Sonoma County Sheriff’s Air Patrol on Wednesday.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office regularly conducts flybys to avoid potentially dangerous situations and posted a video of the encounter on its Facebook page to warn residents of the risks of rock climbing on the coast.

“Someone could have been seriously injured — or worse — with a misstep or a big wave,” the post reads.

When the air patrols spotted the group, they circled them until all three climbed down from the top of the rock.

“Fortunately, some PA announcements from our flight crew were all that was needed to resolve this situation before anything bad happened,” the post reads.

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