Idaho first responders reflect on their involvement in rescue that garnered worldwide attention

  • Source: KMVT-TV CBS 11 Twin Falls
  • Published: 04/05/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: In March, a truck carrying two people crashed on Interstate 84 near Malad Gorge State Park. The truck would up going over the edge of the interstate, where it was left suspended over the interstate's rail, kept above the gorge floor by only the chain connecting its trailer and the car's right front axle, which was perched on the interstate's ledge. KMVT was the only station on the scene as Southern Idaho's first responders sprung into action. The Magic Valley Special Operations Rescue Team successfully saved a couple and their two dogs from the vehicle. They were one of over 20 operations that responded. "We've dealt with multiple vehicles in the canyon," said Magic Valley Paramedics Special Operations Supervisor Chad Smith. "The car hanging off the bridge was a definite first for us, though." They stressed every second counted, so being quick to act was a priority.


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