Driver survives 200-ft plunge into ravine

The victim was successfully pulled out by the firefighters from the ravine.

MARUDI, Jan 18: A 30-year-old man miraculously escaped with only shoulder injuries after his car plunged into a 200-foot ravine, two kilometers from Marudi junction, yesterday.

Miri Fire and Rescue department (Bomba) in a statement said a team of seven firefighters from its department led by PBK II Mohamud Punya was deployed in response to the distress call received at 9.51pm.

“After arriving at the scene, firefighters found that a sub-compact vehicle had fallen down a ravine of about 200-foot depth.

“A ‘sizing up’ conducted by the firefighters found a male victim suffering from a shoulder injury,” the statement said.

The victim was rescued and pulled up to the main road with a stretcher and ropes, and was handed over to the medical ambulance for further action. —DayakDaily.