Four rescued after Tesla drives off cliff at Devil’s Slide

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Two children and two adults were rescued after a Tesla they were driving careened off a roadway in San Mateo County on Monday afternoon. 

According to CalFire’s San Mateo and Santa Cruz Units, the vehicle was traveling along Hwy-1 near Devil’s Slide when it drove off a cliff slide and fell about 250 feet. First responders on the scene determined that four people were trapped inside the Tesla. 

As the CHP’s Golden Gate Air Helicopter 30 responded to the crash, firefighters repelled down the cliff and rescued two children. H-30 lowered a rescue technician down the scene to get two adults out of the vehicle. 

The San Mate County Sheriff announced that the two adults in the crash suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while the two children, 9 and 4 years old, were unharmed. 


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