VIDEO: Rescuers save 2 from pickup dangling over deep Idaho gorge
By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a set of camp trailer safety chains and quick, careful work by emergency crews saved two people after their pickup truck plunged off a bridge, leaving them dangling above a deep gorge in southern Idaho on Monday.
Idaho State Police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower said troopers responded to the accident in mid-afternoon and found a man and a woman trapped inside a truck dangling roughly 100 feet above the Malad Gorge.
Hightower says the victims were safely rescued and taken to nearby hospitals with injuries that appeared not to be life-threatening.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Update: A HEROIC effort by multiple emergency response agencies means both occupants of this pickup are safe. They’re en route to area hospitals with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. Safety chains to a camper initially kept the truck from falling into the gorge. pic.twitter.com/460AWClyiT— Idaho State Police (@ISPSouthIdaho) March 15, 2021