California Ravine Rescue: Emergency Workers Speak OutBy KEVIN DOLAK and KATTI GRAY | Good Morning America – 7 hours ago
California Highway Patrol Officer Danny Maher said, "They all got out and wanted to know if they could help maybe with traffic or something else. They had a large forklift with them. … It was actually just good luck on our part."
Inside the car, which was damaged beyond recognition, 36-year-old, first-grade teacher Groves and her two daughters struggled to free themselves as rescue workers tirelessly fought to rescue them.
"[Groves] was saying, 'Get me and my children out of here,' and she said that they wanted to get a net below her. I told her I needed her to remain calm and patient. She was a very calm woman, very cooporative," Greg Nuckols of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department told "GMA."
The forklift was able to keep the dangling car steady until the rescue workers were finally able to free the family.
After the rescue, they were airlifted to Santa Barbara's Cottage Hospital where the baby girl, who had been in a car seat, was treated for minor injuries.
"Kelly said 'thank you,' she was quite happy to be free," Nuckols said. "She was concerned about her baby and her 10-year-old. She wanted us to contact her husband."