Watch: Driver rescued after going over California cliff, plunging more than 500 feet

First responders had to rescue an injured driver after their car went over a cliff and plunged several hundred feet off a California cliff. 

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened at a ravine at Mt. Tamalpais last Friday. 

The driver also suffered major injuries. 

Authorities said three Airforce Airmen witnessed the crash and went down the ravine to help the driver. 

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A Marin County fire captain later arrived and rappelled down to the vehicle before using life-saving measures while the paramedics were en route. 

The driver was extracted and taken to a local hospital. 

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle plunged about 530 feet and a tree had stopped the vehicle from further falling. 

Storyful contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.