A naked man high on LSD jumped from the top of a cliff at a California beach, but survived the 100-foot (30.5-meter) fall, the San Jose Mercury News reported Saturday.
Witnesses said they saw the naked man climb a towering ledge at Goat Rock Beach -- about 70 miles (113 km) north of San Francisco -- Thursday at around 7:50pm local time.
Onlookers watched in horror when he jumped off the rock and hit a ledge two thirds of the way down before tumbling onto the beach.
"He didn't fall," Monte Rio Fire Chief Steve Baxman told the paper. "He wasn't pushed. People said they watched him jump. Maybe he thought he could fly. I don't know. It's still a mystery."
The man suffered compound fractures and had to be airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, about 30 miles (48 km) away. But because he had reportedly taken LSD and had been drinking, it was unclear how much pain he was actually in.
"He would scream every once in a while, and then when we moved his leg he would say, 'That feels better,' " Baxman was quoted as saying.
"He was conscious, but he wasn't really all there."
Authorities failed to find the patient’s car, clothes, or any identification, the Mercury News reported. He was apparently not coherent enough to identify himself, but seemed to be about 20 years old.