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July 31, 2021

2 people rescued after pickup nearly falls into Idaho gorge

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Multiple agencies worked together to rescue passengers from a vehicle that nearly fell into a gorge.

Idaho State Police posted a photo of a pickup dangling from the bridge over Malad Gorge northwest of Twin Falls, Idaho, around 5 p.m.

“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,” ISP tweeted.

The crash occurred along Interstate 84. An Idaho State Police trooper and tow truck driver happened to be in the area when the crash occurred, according to KMVT.

Safety chains connected to a camper reportedly kept it from falling into the ravine.

The cause of the crash has not been released. The eastbound lane of I-84 was closed for several hours after the crash while crews worked to clean up the wreckage. Traffic was rerouted to U.S. Highway 30 through Buhl and Twin Falls.

ISP is grateful to all the agencies and “quick thinking” individuals who stepped in to help.

Rett Nelson

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