Emergency Crews Rescue Two People and Two Dogs from a Pickup Truck Dangling over Idaho Gorge

Afouda Bamidele
Mar 17, 2021
11:30 P.M.
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Two people and two dogs were rescued from a truck that was dangling over a bridge in Idaho. The emergency crew was swift to the scene after a pick-up truck lost control and almost went over Malad Gorge bridge.

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On Monday, March 15, 2021, the state of Idaho nearly woke up to tragic news of a road accident. Thankfully, the swift response of the Idaho State Troopers made the story a heroic tale instead.

According to the release by the Idaho State Police, two people, a 67-year-old man, and a 64-year-old woman were rescued from a truck that was dangling over Malad Gorge bridge together with two small dogs.

Panorama of the Malad Gorge on May 19, 2011 in Idaho, United States | Photo: Getty Images

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Witnesses on scene narrated that the driver had lost control of the pick-up that was pulling a 30-foot camper that swerved to hit the bridge's right barrier then moved to the left until the truck went over.

The Trooper was first on the scene, followed by the Deputy Sheriff of Gooding County. With a combined effort, they got additional chains to connect the truck to the camper as only a safety chain kept the pick-up truck from going over.

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Thankfully no life was lost as the arrival of other emergency teams meant the safe rescue of all the truck occupants. The incident reportedly happened around 2:42 p.m on Interstate 84 at milepost 146, precisely on the eastbound lane.

In another case of miraculous rescue, an infant and four other persons were rescued from a pick-up truck.

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Capt. David Neth of the ISP District 4 credited the heroic rescue to his team's "dedication and training." He further applauded the effort of the team when he said:

"This is something we train and prepare for, but when it happens and people's lives literally hang in the balance, it takes everyone working together."

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In another case of miraculous rescue, an infant and four other persons were rescued from a pick-up truck that got stuck due to a flood in Tennessee. Authorities said the truck slid off a bridge that was covered with water.

The dreadful incident was confirmed via a Facebook post by the DeKalb County Fire Department [DCFD], where it was explained that the five occupants of the truck all made it out without any injuries or damage.

Authorities were initially alerted to a vehicle accident around 1 p.m. When the DCFD arrived at the scene, they found the truck partially submerged in the swollen creek" near the bridge on Preston-Vicker's Road.

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