Calif. man found almost a week after wreck

Associated Press
Two cars at the bottom of a remote mountain are recovered in Castaic, Calif., Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 .    David Lavau, whose car had plunged 200 feet off a remote mountain road, was found yesterday by his three adult children, who had enlisted the help of a missing persons detective. Lavau suffered multiple rib fractures, a broken arm and multiple fractures in his back.  While he was being rescued, another vehicle was found nearby, its driver dead. Authorities don't know if that vehicle was involved in a collision with Lavau's car, or if it was a separate accident. (Photo/Gus Ruelas)

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Close to a week after his car plunged 200 feet into a ravine, David Lavau, 68, was rescued Sept. 30 by his three adult children, who took matters into their own hands after a detective told them his last cellphone signal came from a rugged section of the Angeles National Forest.

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