Firefighters Attempt Complicated Rescue After Vehicle Goes Over Cliff

Cliff Crash

When a man’s vehicle went over the cliff at Devils Slide, firefighters and CHP worked as a team to bring him up safely.

Crashing Into The Ocean

Fire crews received a call about a vehicle that had gone over the cliff at Devil’s Slide at 8:35 a.m. Multiple first responder agencies went to the accident. Cal Fire firefighter, San Mateo County Fire, Coastside Fire, San Francisco CHP, and San Mateo County Sheriff were all onsite.

CHP saw that the vehicle was at the base of the cliff in the water, and the driver was out of the vehicle attempting to climb up the side. Firefighters told him to stay where he was while they came down to rescue him.

Cal Fire said that the rescue only took the crew 20 minutes, and the driver was back safely on top of the roadway. While they worked, authorities shut down CA-1 for both directions of traffic.

The man is in stable condition with minor injuries and was the only person in the car. The first responders worked quickly to ensure the man’s safety.

Sources: 1, 2, 3

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