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A dropped cell phone led to 2 people stranded on a Point Defiance Park cliff

Two people became stranded on a cliff in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park late Sunday after trying to retrieve a dropped cell phone, according to the Fire Department.

Crews were called about 10:20 p.m. to the Bridge’s Viewpoint along Five Mile Drive.

While trying to scramble down and get the dropped cell phone, both people became stuck about 70 feet below the viewpoint.

A fire boat spotted the stranded visitors and notified a rope-rescue team, which took a half hour or so to pull them safely back up.

Neither person was injured.

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