MARIPOSA COUNTY - Four people were rescued Friday morning after their vehicle rolled 500 feet down a mountainside.
Authorities with the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office say an alert driver was traveling on Highway 49 about a mile south of Schilling Road when they saw tire tracks leading off the roadway. The driver was able to hear people calling for help when she exited her vehicle and called 911.
Search and Rescue crews used a rope system to reach and remove the four passengers of the vehicle. The passengers were transported to an area hospital for evaluation and care.