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Man rescued in Orange County after car plunges 400 feet into ravine

January 6, 2011 |  7:38 pm

Orange County firefighters Thursday used a helicopter to rescue a motorist whose car plunged about 400 feet into a creek bed.

The 55-year-old man was being treated for moderate injuries that could have been much worse given the distance that the vehicle fell,  the Orange County Fire Authority said.

"That is one lucky guy," Battalion Chief Kris Concepcion told The Times.

The car went off the road on the northbound side of California 241 near Los Alisos Boulevard about 4 p.m. The man was being treated at Mission Hospital, Concepcion said.

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