'Heroic' Rescuers Save Two From Truck Hanging Over 100-Foot Gorge

Rescuers in Gooding County, Idaho, saved two people who were trapped in a truck hanging off a bridge over a deep gorge on March 15, Idaho State Police said.

Police said the truck was pulling a large camp trailer when it went over the side of the bridge. “Only the safety chain attached between the truck and the camper kept the truck from falling,” they said.

Below the truck was a 100-foot drop to the Malad Gorge, police said.

Those rescued were a 67-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman from Garden City, Idaho. Both were wearing seat belts, state police said. Two small dogs were also rescued from the truck.

Police praised the “heroic” response from responders.

“This was a tremendous team effort that took a quick response and really showed the dedication and training of our community of first responders,” said Idaho State Police’s Captain David Neth.

This footage was released by the Gooding Fire District and shows emergency responders at the scene of the rescue. Credit: Gooding Fire District via Storyful