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Malibu SAR helps evacuate vehicle over side of Newton Canyon
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on July 15, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu Search and Rescue Team responded to a report of a possible vehicle over the side in the area of Kanan Road and Newton Canyon in Malibu.
After searching the area, personnel observed a dark vehicle at the bottom of the canyon, approximately 900 feet below the roadway. Malibu SAR personnel hiked the long way down to the vehicle and observed a male laying near the vehicle.
After a brief investigation, it was determined the man was deceased. Because of the remote location, heavy brush and darkness, a land based evacuation proved difficult and dangerous.
Early on the morning of July 16, the Sheriff’s Air Rescue 5 helicopter was brought in to assist with evacuating the body.
The accident is under investigation by the County Coroner and Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau who also had personnel on the scene.