Authorities rescue suicidal man, his daughters after he drives over cliff


(CNN) — San Diego authorities rescued a man and his two daughters after their vehicle flew off Sunset Cliffs.

A police spokesperson said a woman called to say her husband was suicidal.

She told authorities that he threatened to drive off the Coronado Bridge.

San Diego police arrived at the scene of the accident and an officer used a 100-foot-long dog tether to get to the truck.

The officer got the man and his twin two-year-olds out of the vehicle and onto the shore.

The girls were taken to a local hospital. Their condition was not immediately released.

The man, whose identity has not been released, is in custody. He is accused of attempted murder.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. If you need help, please call 1-800-273-8255.

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