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UPDATE: Twin girls saved after father drove vehicle off cliff

SAN DIEGO, CA – According to KUSI News, a San Diego police officers rescued two small children after their father deliberately drove their car off Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma.

This is an update from a previous article from the initial incident on June 13.

A woman reported the father had taken their children and had discussed driving off a bridge.

Officers from the SDPD found the Dodge pickup and tried to initiate a stop. The man drove away from officers and then over the cliff.

Officer Wiese, a SDPD officer, stated his “dad instincts” kicked in when he saw the truck at the bottom of the cliff.

Officer Wiese used gear from his truck to travail the rocky cliffside to check on the occupants.

The father was discovered outside the truck with one daughter.

The other daughter was extricated from the wreckage of the truck with the help of lifeguards and medics who responded to the call.

The man and his two daughters were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


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