A driver was trapped for hours inside a vehicle that had crashed down an embankment along a North County highway Wednesday.
The person was found inside the car that went 20 feet over the side of State Route 76 in Pauma Valley, according to Cal Fire spokesperson Isaac Sanchez.
San Diego County sheriff's deputies searched for the vehicle using their helicopter after learning the driver was trapped.
The vehicle was spotted just before 11 a.m.
California Highway Patrol officers, who say the person fell asleep at the wheel earlier in the morning, shut down the highway in both directions for the rescue.
Sanchez said the person was expected to survive with only minor injuries.