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A motorist falls off a cliff and is stranded there for two days. So he managed to be rescued

2024-03-01T04:45:22.576Z

Highlights: The California Highway Patrol shared video of the dramatic rescue near a beach, about 400 feet down the trail from where he fell trying to avoid a deer. A local employee was reported to have left work Sunday night but never came home, according to authorities. The man was thrown through a sun window on the roof of the car as the vehicle rolled down the hill. The agency shared a video on Facebook of authorities rescuing the man, who suffered only moderate injuries. The video also shows authorities lowering a rope to the man to lift him to the highway.


The California Highway Patrol shared video of the dramatic rescue near a beach, about 400 feet down the trail from where he fell trying to avoid a deer.


By Minyvonne Burke -

NBC News

A man was rescued by the California Highway Patrol Coastal Division two days after accidentally plunging 400 feet off a cliff.

The agency shared a video on Facebook of authorities rescuing the man, who suffered only moderate injuries.

Authorities

began the search Tuesday

after the Coastal Division Air Operations Unit received a call asking it to search the coast from Post Ranch in Big Sur to Monastery Beach in Carmel, a vehicle that could have plunged down the hillside, the agency reported Wednesday in a Facebook post.

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A local employee was reported to have left work Sunday night but never came home, according to authorities.

A team located

a vehicle approximately 400 feet down the cliff

near a beach.

The man appears standing in the video "frantically waving a makeshift flag," authorities said.

Video capture of the rescue operation of the driver who fell off a cliff in California.California Highway Patrol Coastal Division

The video also shows authorities lowering a rope to the man, to lift him to the highway.

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The man told authorities that he was returning home from work on Sunday when he violently turned the wheel to avoid hitting a deer, “which caused [the vehicle] to leave the road and roll several hundred meters down the road.” the cliff,” according to authorities.

Video capture from the helicopter that rescued the driver who fell with his car off a cliff in California. Coastal Division of the California Highway Patrol

The man

was thrown through a

sun window on the roof of the car as the vehicle rolled down the hill.

Although the man had been at the scene for two days, authorities said he “appeared stable and was suffering from moderate injuries.”

Source: telemundo

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