Man rescued after he drives over 150-foot cliff near Golden Valley, AZ

GOLDEN VALLEY, AZ - A Mohave County Public Works supervisor was rescued from a vehicle after he drove over the edge of a cliff and landed 150 feet below.

The county supervisor was driving on the Oatman Highway near Golden Valley when he drove over the edge. His vehicle was crushed and he was trapped inside the cab but was alert and talking to firefighters, according to the Golden Valley Fire District.

Over 20 emergency responders arrived at the site, which included Golden Valley firefighters, paramedics, the Golden Valley Fire Department Technical Rescue Team, Mohave Valley Fire, Mohave County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue.

The were able to successfully retrieve the man from the crushed vehicle.

Mohave County Search and Rescue set up equipment and rope-rescue hauling systems at the crash site to prepare for the Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter to lift the man from the hillside where he landed.

The man was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The incident blocked off traffic for approximately two hours while crews worked to rescue the man.

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