Injured man rescued from American River after 20-foot jump off cliff, Sacramento Metro Fire says

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District on Thursday afternoon rescued a man who was injured after jumping 20 feet off a cliff into the American River near Fair Oaks.

The water rescue was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. The man jumped 20 feet off the cliff at the Clay Banks, just downstream from the Fair Oaks foot bridge, said Battalion Chief Parker Wilbourn, a Metro Fire spokesman.

Wilbourn said the man made some type of error while jumping off the cliff and was injured. Rescuers pulled the injured man from the river and loaded him onto a Metro Fire helicopter that took him to a hospital.

The injured man was taken to the hospital in stable condition, Wilbourn said.