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Man stable after spending 2 days in car after plunge

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.