YREKA, Siskiyou County (CBS SF / AP) — Officials in far Northern California say a man survived for hours trapped in his upside-down car after it plunged into a frigid river.
California Highway Patrol in Yreka says 28-year-old Michael Finn breathed from a pocket of air inside his vehicle until he was rescued Wednesday five hours after his car skidded off State Route 96 into the Klamath River in Siskiyou County.READ MORE: Bay Area Health Workers Cheer Newly-Approved 1-Shot Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The office says that a Siskiyou County Sheriff’s dive team and a tow truck pulled the car from the water.READ MORE: Antioch Gas Station Shooting Leaves Man Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries
Authorities say Finn was transported by ambulance to a hospital to be treated for exposure.
The CHP is urging motorists to slow down when roads are icy.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Rally in San Mateo to Denounce Violence Against Asian Americans
© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.