CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio couple whose car plunged 70 feet off a cliff survived the fall after a daring rescue.
The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Painesville Township, about 30 miles northeast of Cleveland.
Lake County sheriff’s deputies in northeast Ohio say the driver of the car, 26-year-old Michael Brownwell, freed himself after the wreck and climbed up the cliff to get help.
Brownwell’s girlfriend, 31-year-old Ashley Cusick, was trapped inside the car, and firefighters had to hoist her up the steep embankment.
Brownwell was treated and released from a hospital. Cusick is still undergoing treatment and her condition wasn’t known Sunday.
Deputies say that alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash and that charges should be filed this week.