Man falls off cliff

April 19, 2011

Shell Beach

By LISA RIZZO

A Shell Beach man is recovering from major injuries suffered after he fell from a cliff yesterday.

Just before 4 p.m., Francois Hughes fell from the cliff to the beach. Police believe it was an accident but because of his injuries, Hughes could not explain what had happened.

Hughes, who is in his early 40s, was rescued by Cal Fire and Pismo Beach police from the beach below Boeker Street in Shell Beach.

After being treated by Cal Fire and San Luis Ambulance Service personnel, Hughes was transported to Arroyo Grande Hospital.

Pismo Beach Police said they are still following up on leads and investigating Hughes fall.