Santa Barbara County, CA -- They were just inches from plunging to their deaths. A San Juan Capistrano mom, child and infant, can thank Navy Seabies for saving them from a horrific car accident on Saturday.
It happened on twisting-turning-canyon portion of the 101 Freeway near Buellton - about 25 miles north of Santa Barbara.
KCAL9's Jeff Nguyen spoke to the Seabees at Port Heuneme naval base.
Most of might not recognize the piece of military equipment used in the rescue, but for the southern California family, it was the centerpiece of a mission of mercy.