Man rescued after being trapped in car 3 days
A 7-year-old girl looking out the window at just the right time was the difference between life and death for a Cornville man on May, 27, 2016. It took 15 emergency services professionals to claw their way to the crash site and rescue the 60-year-old man who had been trapped in his car for three days. (Gallery photos courtesy of Verde Valley Ambulance, Jerome Fire Dept. and YCSO.)
A Cornville man who was trapped in his vehicle off Allen Springs Road for three days before being rescued was listed in good condition at Flagstaff Medical Center Monday, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office press release.
The 60-year-old was rescued from a remote area of Mingus Mountain the afternoon of Friday, May 27, after good Samaritans spotted debris on the roadway and then saw his Toyota SUV more than 350 feet down a steep embankment off Forest Service Road 493.
YCSO deputies noted the victim was still wearing his seat belt.
Fire and EMS personnel used the Jaws of Life to remove the SUV’s roof and free the man, who’d been trapped for approximately three days without food and water.
The cause of the single-vehicle accident remains under investigation by YCSO.