Authorities rescued twin 2-year-old girls after their father reportedly drove off a cliff in San Diego early Saturday.
A woman who called the San Diego Sheriff's Department around 4:30 a.m. Saturday told authorities that the man was threatening to drive off of a bridge, according to the Times of San Diego. The man was reportedly suicidal.
When the family was spotted a few minutes later, the man drove over a cliff, according to reports. Police did not pursue them, according to KNSD-TV.
An officer told KGTV that the toddlers were sitting on their father's lap when the crash occurred. The truck landed upside down on a rock in water — had the girls been in the backseat, they likely would have died.
"I have a 2-year-old daughter at home," Officer Jonathan Wiese, with the San Diego Police Department, told the TV station. "So I imagined, what if that was my wife and kid down there? You're not going to stand there on the cliff and watch it happen."
Wiese was lowered down to the crashed truck with an 100-foot dog tether, where he rescued the girls and their father.
One of the toddlers was critically injured, and the other only had minor injuries, according to KNSD-TV.
The father, who had non life-threatening injuries, is now in custody and facing attempted murder, according to reports.
Watch the video above to see footage from the scene.