Missing motorist found alive after being trapped by overturned pick-up truck for several days
A 21-year-old driver in Idaho was found alive after being trapped by an overturned pick-up truck for several days.
Firefighters and deputies rescued the motorist on Monday night after finding the vehicle had rolled down a ravine and landed on its side near Idaho Falls. The man was partially ejected from the truck and was pinned to the ground by the vehicle.
Despite being trapped for several days, the driver was conscious and speaking with his rescuers.
"Using large airbags that were inflated under the vehicle, as well as heavy extrication equipment, firefighters were able to get the young man out of the vehicle and stabilized by medics," the Idaho Falls Fire Department and the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office said in a joint press release.
The rescuers were dispatched to the area after someone who was searching for the missing driver found him in distress.
The narrow access road was not large enough for larger engines, so firefighters made use of a smaller rescue truck.
The man, who was not identified, was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by Life Flight Network and was in stable condition.