5 Teens Fall Off Highway 1 Cliff, Somehow Survive

Five teens can consider themselves very fortunate after their SUV went off Highway 1 and down a cliff south of Pacifica.

The California Highway Patrol says the SUV the teens were in plunged down a cliff and wedged between two rocks after going off the highway a little before 2:30 yesterday morning.

A CHP spokesman says the two rocks kept the SUV from falling into the ocean.

The driver was able to climb back up to the roadway and wave for help.

The four passengers in the SUV were able crawl out, where they were rescued from the side of the cliff by San Mateo County firefighters and deputies.

The 18-year-old driver of the SUV was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

His name has not been released.

The CHP says the four passengers -- two 18-year-old women and two 18-year-old men -- suffered only cuts and bruises.

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