Man Rescued After Car Tumbles Into Embankment

GLENDORA (CBS) — A man whose car tumbled about 150 feet down an embankment in the Angeles National Forest near the San Gabriel Reservoir was rescued Tuesday after spending nearly a full day trapped in the wreckage, authorities said.

Crews carried the man to safety after about 90 minutes. The man complained of back pain, County Fire Inspector Matt Levesque said.

A California Highway Patrol officer saw tire tracks going off the roadway, stopped to investigate, and then contacted the fire department, Levesque said.

Searchers found the man within a half-hour.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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