SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — A man was found swimming in the ocean Monday after his car crashed off a 30-foot cliff onto a rocky beach in San Pedro.

A SUV hit a curb at about 3 a.m. in the 4100 block of Pacific Avenue, went through a guard rail and a fence before plunging down the cliff and landing on the front end of the vehicle. It remained upright on one end, with the roof of the SUV alongside the cliff.

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Somehow, the 33-year-old man – the sole occupant of the SUV – managed to get out with just minor injuries, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. But he was unable to climb the cliff to get back to the road.

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When firefighters arrived by land and sea, the driver was found swimming in the Pacific Ocean. He was treated on a LAFD boat before being taken to a hospital in fair condition, Humphrey said.

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Firefighters searched the SUV, cliff and beach to make sure there was no one else involved in the crash.