Idaho Cliff Crash Hero: “I Had to Get Him Out”

A construction worker who rescued a man from his sport-utility vehicle as it dangled over the edge of an Idaho cliff says he didn't hesitate. "I knew I had to get him out of the car," Jason Warnock, 29, told NBC News on Thursday, a day after the dramatic rescue. Warnock was in Lewiston, driving the road below the crash at around 8 a.m. when he saw a log on the road. Looking up, he saw a 2000 GMC Yukon teetering over the edge of the 30-foot drop — held in place by a chain link fence. He ran up the road and to a pedestrian bridge to reach the vehicle. The driver, 23-year-old Mathew Sitko, eventually rolled down the passenger side window and Warnock was able to pull him to safety. "I think maybe God ... put me here at the right time," Warnock remembers telling Sitko.

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