Santa Barbara, CA -- Firefighters called to a California beach to conduct a cliff rescue arrived to find the reported person clinging to the rocks actually was a mannequin from a movie shoot.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department said witnesses at Hope Ranch Beach called 911 to report a woman appeared to be stranded on the side of the cliff without proper climbing gear.
Firefighters arrived with trucks, drones and utility vehicles, but the would-be rescuers soon discovered the "woman" was actually "a mannequin from movie shoot days earlier," the department tweeted.
The department said the witnesses did the right thing by calling 911.
"Better to call than not," the tweet said.