MALIBU—On Tuesday, March 17, at 10:40 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu Search and Rescue team, Los Angeles County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle that plunged down the cliff to the side of Kanan Dume Road, just north of the Pacific Coast Highway.
Upon arrival, first responders reportedly noticed two vehicles involved in an apparent accident. “One was on Kanan Dume Road and the other vehicle was several hundred feet over the side of the cliff,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s department.
According to reports, the driver of the vehicle that remained on Kanan Dume Road was a female between the ages of 20 and 30 who after the crash, attempted to climb into the canyon in an attempt to assist the driver of the other vehicle, a 29-year-old female from Agoura. She was unsuccessful, and lost consciousness in the canyon.
Rescuers from Malibu SAR, LACFD and Los Angeles County Fire Urban Search and Rescue worked together to rescue both women from the bottom of the canyon.
“The drivers were placed on a rescue litter with backboard and cervical collar and evacuated using the Malibu SAR truck and winch system,” officials indicated in the statement.
Both drivers were transported to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks of treatment.