An unidentified couple was rescued after their car plunged over the side of Little Tujunga Canyon Road late Monday night, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.
The man and woman were reported in good condition.
Here’s the story from the station’s Facebook page:
Combined teamwork of SCV Sheriff’s Station deputies, California Highway Patrol Newhall officers and the Los Angeles County Fire Department resulted in the safe rescue of a couple whose vehicle went over the side of Little Tujunga Canyon Road, just north of Sand Canyon Road, around midnight Monday.
The couple’s vehicle plunged around 100 feet into a steep canyon. The driver called 911 and was in contact with our dispatchers, but for some reason, he thought their location was on Sand Canyon Road near Sierra Highway.
Deputies searched for the vehicle for more than an hour but were unable to locate it.
Meanwhile, the couple’s phone battery was wearing down.
According to the couple’s GPS, they now thought they were by Golden Valley Road and Sierra Highway. However, our 911 dispatch computer’s GPS said the location of the vehicle was near Placerita Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road.
We still had not been able to locate the couple when their phone battery went completely out and we lost all communication with them.
It was now up to us to find them.
Deputies expanded their search, and one deputy drove up and down Little Tujunga Canyon Road to Bear Divide with his patrol car’s windows down, listening intently to hear any sounds of distress.
He then heard the sounds of banging on a car hood coming from down in the canyon. It was the couple!
The deputy immediately summoned for help and the man and woman were extracted by an LA County Fire Department helicopter.
They were reported to be in good condition.
All in a night’s work!