SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A man spent two cold nights alone in his car after it plunged 350 feet over a seaside cliff and wedged into a dense ravine.
James Sloan, 72, suffered cuts and bruises and was in stable condition in a hospital Sunday.
Sloan left home Thursday to buy tires in Santa Rosa. His wife reported him missing Saturday, and he was rescued that day by a Sonoma County Sheriff's Department helicopter.
The vehicle apparently tumbled down the cliff in a treacherous area along Highway 1 called Highpoint, Deputy Dan Peccorini said.
It caught on an area of heavy brush. Within a few feet on either side was a straight drop into the Pacific Ocean.
Paramedics said Sloan was awake but very confused.