Dramatic video shows two people being rescued by helicopter after their car plunged more than 200 feet into a California canyon.
The incident happened Tuesday afternoon along the Angeles Forest Highway in Los Angeles County, around mile marker 19. A vehicle carrying two people somehow skidded off the side of the road and plunged about 250 feet down an 800-foot drop into Monkey Canyon.
Despite the drop, both patients were “moving and in mild distress” when rescued by the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD). said on twitter,
Special Enforcement Bureau, a branch of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, shared dramatic footage of the rescue, A thirty-two-second clip shows one of the bureau’s tactical medics lifting a man into the agency’s helicopter. SEB also shared a picture of the overturned car from which the passengers were rescued.
More footage showed rescuers hovering over the crash site in a green and yellow helicopter, and provided an outside view of the rescue.
“Saving lives (is) priority 1,” Bureau wrote on twitter,
The bureau said on Twitter that both patients were taken to a local trauma center after being removed from the vehicle. officials toldthat he was brought to Huntington Memorial Hospital, and said he was conscious and alert. No further details were given about his terms.
The occupants of the car have not yet been publicly identified and it is unclear what caused the crash.
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