Driver survives 50-metre plunge into snow-covered gorge

The accident is under investigation.

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Tuesday, crashed through a fence and went over an embankment into the Genesee River gorge. Rochester fire officials tell the Democrat & Chronicle that the unidentified man’s vehicle missed a curve around 11:15 a.m.

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The car went into the gorge where the road bends. (Google Maps)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Firefighters say a driver has survived a 53-metre plunge into a New York gorge.

It’s not known whether the snowy weather contributed.

His injuries weren’t immediately known. Fire department rescue units lowered a firefighter into the gorge, where the driver had exited the vehicle and was walking.

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