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Fish And Wildlife Officer Rescued After Car Falls Off Cliff

By Alys Martinez, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Producer/Reporter, amartinez@keyt.com
Published On: Sep 14 2013 10:08:31 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 15 2013 12:06:42 AM CDT

Emergency crews responded to the Miranda Pine area off Highway 166 just after 5 a.m. on Saturday.

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -

A Fish and Wildlife officer is in the hospital after he drove his car off a cliff in a remote area of Santa Maria.

Emergency crews responded to the Miranda Pine area off Highway 166 just after 5 a.m. on Saturday.

They found a Department of Fish and Wildlife vehicle 300 feet down the side of a cliff.  A 49-year-old officer was inside.

Crews used a rope system to pull him up. He was transported in a helicopter to Kern Medical Center.  He suffered moderate injuries but is reportedly in stable condition.

It's unclear what caused the officer to drive off the road.

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