• Crews rescue man who went over embankment in Carbonado


    CARBONADO, Wash. - A man was rescued after he went over an embankment Thursday afternoon in Carbonado, according to the Washington State Patrol.


    Just after 4 p.m., East Pierce firefighters were dispatched after reports came in of a car that went over an embankment on State Route 165 at the Fairfax Bridge.


    The people that called in were off-duty law enforcement officers.


    When crews arrived at the scene, they found a vehicle about 20 feet below the bridge that resting on trees.


    East Pierce Fire and Rescue believe the driver was trying to turn around on the two-lane road, and then went over the embankment.


    The man got out of the vehicle, but fell 100-150 feet below the ravine.


    According to Washington State Patrol, the incident happened around 1 p.m.


    After the man was rescued, he was airlifted to a nearby hospital. He had broken bones, and he currently has serious injuries


    Chopper 7 flew over the scene.


    Washington State Patrol is still investigating the incident.

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