Mystery man rescues driver from SUV dangling over Idaho canyon

An unidentified passer-by pulls the driver from a SUV to safety after the vehicle left Mayfair Drive, traveled downhill and was stopped by a chain link fence just short of a 30-foot vertical drop onto the Bryden Canyon Road, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Lewiston, Idaho. BARRY KOUGH/LEWISTON TRIBUNE VIA AP

LEWISTON, Idaho — Police in Lewiston, Idaho, says a mystery man pulled a driver from an SUV dangling over the lip of a canyon, then vanished.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that police say the rescuer apparently appeared as the GMC Yukon’s front end hung over the canyon edge after a Wednesday crash, broke the passenger side window with a rock and pulled the driver through the window to safety. At that point, police say a chain-link fence was the only thing preventing the vehicle from crashing into Bryden Canyon.

As police arrived, Officer Eric Olson says the rescuer, “said he had to go, and he left.”

Witnesses say the SUV was moving fast when it left the road, drove through a yard and over two terraces before getting snared in the fence.

The 23-year-old driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Earlier this year, CBS affiliate KLEW reported that three cars ended up in the ditch off the side of Bryden Canyon.

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