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Man Injured After Truck Plunges Off Highway 154

Fire department uses rope system to rescue man after truck goes 50 feet off a cliff near Windy Gap

Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a truck that went off the roadway near Windy Gap on Highway 154 Monday morning. Click to view larger
Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a truck that went off the roadway near Windy Gap on Highway 154 Monday morning.  (Zack Warburg / Noozhawk photo)

Firefighters rigged a rope system to rescue a man who suffered minor injuries Monday morning when his pickup truck plunged approximately 50 feet over a cliff near Windy Gap on Highway 154.

The California Highway PatrolSanta Barbara County Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to the crash at 10:55 a.m. to find the vehicle over the side on the 1900 block of Highway 154, according to fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said. 

The man in his 50s was taken by ambulance to ​Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Zaniboni said.

The CHP is investigating the collision. 

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