The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to an early morning single-vehicle crash that caused no injuries but required rescuers to use ropes to save the driver.

At 5:24 a.m. Friday, police and fire officials were dispatched for a report of a vehicle that had rolled over on Highway 1 about one and a half miles south of Jalama Beach Road, south of Lompoc.

Two Santa Barbara County fire engines were called to the scene, along with California Highway Patrol units.

When they arrived, officials found the vehicle on its side about 30 feet off the road down a steep embankment.

“The vehicle had rolled several times, according to bystanders,” Capt. Dave Zaniboni said.

The 17-year-old sole occupant of the car was outside of the vehicle, walking around unharmed.

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“He did require a rope system to assist him in getting back up to the roadway. He could not get back up on his own,” Zaniboni said.

The CHP is currently investigating the cause of the crash.

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