SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – A driver suffered major injuries after their car drove over a cliff at Mt. Tamalpais Friday night, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Just before 8 p.m., numerous Marin County agencies, along with Henry-One, responded to the area of Ridgecrest Drive on Mt. Tamalpais after receiving a report that a car had gone over a cliff and was several hundred feet down in a ravine, police said.  Three United States Airforce Airmen witnessed the accident and made their way down to provide aid before personnel arrived. 

A Marin County fire captain rappelled to the vehicle and began life-saving measures on the victim. The vehicle was approximately 530 feet down and had been stopped from going further down by a large tree. 

The victim was eventually removed from the vehicle and placed onto a stretcher. A tactical flight officer and the Sheriff’s Office paramedic flew with the patient by a long line and were taken to an awaiting ambulance on the road above, officials said.

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The ambulance transferred the victim, suffering from major injuries, to a helicopter which then flew the victim to a nearby hospital. A CHP helicopter retrieved a rescuer who had injured themselves during the rescue, police said.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown.