A man survived a roughly 100-foot fall off a California cliff edge that “crumbled” beneath him as he was walking on it last week, authorities said.  

The man was strolling at dawn Friday along the cliff overlooking Moss Beach in San Mateo County, Calif., when the ground beneath him collapsed, sending him plummeting, CAL FIRE San Mateo tweeted.

A woman heard the man’s cries for help around 8:30 a.m. and dialed 911, CBS reported.
The rescue took about 22 minutes, authorities said. Video posted to the CAL FIRE San Mateo unit’s Twitter account captured more than a half-dozen firemen using a pulley to bring the man up the steep cliff face to safety.