Kern River Canyon, CA., Friday at approximately 1:40 A.M. The Kern County Fire Department responded to a possible traffic collision reported by a vehicle’s on board automated notifier. The vehicle’s occupants were able to advise they were somewhere on HWY 178. Occupants were complaining of pain and stated they were pinned in the vehicle. CHP and KCSO started searching for the vehicle prior to KCFD’s arrival. Kern County Fire Department’s Helicopter 407 was dispatched to assist with the search. Upon firefighter’s arrival, yelling was heard from the canyon below. Crews were directed to the north side of the river on HWY 178 approximately 4.5 miles west of Borel Rd and approximately 300 feet down the canyon from the roadway. Firefighters were able to hike down the extremely steep hill and found both patients still pinned inside the vehicle and complaining of pain. Helicopter 407 was able to lower a rescuer down to victims below. Crews worked through extreme terrain to free both patients from the vehicle. Both patients were extricated, hoisted into Helicopter 407 and then transferred to an awaiting ambulance.