Check out this family that survived a 250-foot fall down the Cliffs of Insanity in their Tesla
· Jan 3, 2023 ·

Yes, the family somehow survived this:

From the Associated Press:

A 4-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy and two adults survived Monday after their car plunged off a Northern California cliff along the Pacific Coast Highway near an area known as Devil's Slide that's known for fatal wrecks, officials said.

The Tesla sedan plummeted more than 250 feet (76.20 meters) from the highway and crashed into a rocky outcropping. It appears to have flipped a few times before landing on its wheels, wedged against the cliff just feet from the surf, according to Brian Pottenger, a battalion chief forCoastside Fire Protection District/Cal Fire.

As the AP notes, crashes over the side of Devil's Slide "rarely end with survivors."

That legit looks like the Cliffs of Insanity from The Princess Bride:

It helped that there was a full compliment of heroes on hand to save everyone:

"Every one of us was shocked when we saw movement out of the front windshield," Pottenger said.

The incident turned from what had been likely a recovery of bodies to a rescue operation that took several hours amid constant rain, heavy winds, slick roads and crashing waves. The doors were smashed against the cliff and jammed shut, so firefighters were forced to cut the victims out of the car using the so-called "jaws of life" tools.

The kids were "more scared than hurt" and were brought up the cliffs with ropes before heading to the hospital. The adults required a helicopter lift for more severe injuries.

This could have ended a whole lot worse. Thank God it only ended in a hospital stay!

UPDATE: One of the members of the rescue crew posted this to Twitter.

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