A truck was partially submerged in a stream off of Highway 4 on Nov. 13, 2018. (Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department).

A truck was partially submerged in a stream off of Highway 4 on Nov. 13, 2018. (Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department).

The passenger in a truck that plunged down a seven-metre embankment and was partially submerged in a stream was freed by firefighters on Tuesday night.

According to Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department, the rescue happened on Highway 4 between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni at around 8 p.m.

A couple was travelling west when their pickup truck went off the highway between Carson and Melrose roads. The fire department said the vehicle went airborne then down a seven-metre embankment. It was partially submerged in a stream.

The driver was able to get out on his own but firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to get the female passenger out before bringing her up the embankment using ropes.

BC Ambulance crews took the man and woman to hospital. Both had non-life-threatening injuries.

A truck was partially submerged in a stream off of Highway 4 on Nov. 13, 2018. (Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department).

A truck was partially submerged in a stream off of Highway 4 on Nov. 13, 2018. (Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department).

Alexa Huffman