Mystery Hero Saves Driver From Car Hanging Over Canyon Cliff In Idaho

The Good Samaritan "said he had to go, and he left," a police officer said.

ByABC News
April 16, 2015, 9:37 AM

— -- Police in Lewiston, Idaho are looking for the mystery hero who saved a 23-year-old driver from his car hanging off a canyon cliff after an accident on Wednesday morning.

The Good Samaritan was photographed pulling the driver, Mathew Sitko, from the window of his 2000 GMC Yukon.

The vehicle was dangling off a 30-foot drop above Bryden Canyon Road, according to a Lewiston Police Department press release.

Police witnessed the man rescuing Sitko, but they never got his name, and he “said he had to go, and he left,” Lewiston police officer Eric Olson said.

Sitko’s vehicle had struck several shrubs and a tree before going off the road and resting on the edge of a cliff, police said.

A fence was the only thing keeping Sitko’s Yukon from falling off the cliff.

Further investigation “showed some type of mental episode may have been responsible for the collision,” police added. “No other persons were involved or injured.”

Sitko was taken to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, police said.