Police in Lewiston, Idaho, are trying to track down the mystery hero who rescued a 23-year-old driver from his SUV, as it was hanging off a cliff after an accident.
Police say that the unidentified man rushed in to save 23-year-old Mathew Sitko after the crash, which occurred on Wednesday morning.
Police witnessed the man rescuing Sitko, but the hero “said he had to go, and he left” without giving his name, Lewiston police officer Eric Olson said. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. An unidentified man rescued a 23-year-old driver from his SUV, as it was hanging off a cliff after an accident.
The vehicle, a 2000 GMC Yukon, was dangling off a 30-foot drop above Byden Canyon Road, according to a Lewiston Police Department press release.
Oregon Live reports that Sitko was driving “fast and erratically” and almost hit a car, as his SUV sped south on a residential street that makes a loop above and east of Bryden Canyon.
The SUV gradually veered off the street before eventually striking a cottonwood tree that hung over the edge of the canyon on Bryden Canyon Road. According to Oregon Live:
As the Yukon’s front end hung over the canyon’s sheer edge, the man appeared, broke the vehicle’s passenger-side window with a rock and removed Sitko by dragging him through the opening.
A fence was the only thing that kept Sitko’s SUV from falling off the cliff.
According to the police statement:
[Sitko] showed some type of mental episode may have been responsible for the collision.
Sitko was taken to hospital with minor injuries, according to the police.
2. A mystery man pulls a driver from SUV dangling on the edge of a cliff — a FOX News report.
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