By Samuel Wightwick

Police launched a daring rescue to save a man clinging onto a cliff face after he fell more than 50ft.

A dramatic video shows the intense rescue by the Sonoma County Sheriffs helicopter.

(Pix via SWNS)

Thermal imaging footage shows the man clinging onto the cliff face in desperation as a rescuer is heard telling the man to “not let go” before placing him into a rescue device.

Police were alerted to the incident in the area of the Alexander Battery in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California, on March 31 at around 7.40pm

The victim was then flown to the top of the cliff and delivered to fire personnel for medical evaluation.

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