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US news agencies reported that two people were rescued from a deep chasm from a flatbed car suspended on a bridge in southern Idaho. The truck towed a convoy during an accident at noon on Monday. About 2.45, police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower said.
There was a woman and a man in the car, and the car was hanging upside down from the bridge over Malad Gorge when a police officer got there. The chasm is narrow, but about 30 feet deep, the height of a ten-story house. Its deepest point is about 76 meters.
The car was prevented from falling by a few safety chains that towed the 9-meter-high convoy. The convoy remained on the bridge.
The local policeman and sheriff first used the chains of the truck to ensure that the suspended vehicle had not fallen deep until the rescue team arrived.
Then the private ambulances descended on a rope from the bridge to the vehicle to deliver a belt to the passengers and return them safely to the bridge. Hightower added that they were taken to hospital, although neither of them appeared to be in a life-threatening condition.
Two small dogs were also selected and taken to a relative who lives nearby. The car was still under rescue on Monday night.
“It was scary! It was truly a heroic rescue from every participant who was there, and fortunately everyone is fine,” the spokesman stressed.
Eyewitnesses said that the driver lost control of the car before the accident, which initially turned to the right handrail before hitting the left handrail and ran off the bridge, and the convoy flipped crosswise over two lanes of the bridge.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated.