Calif. man trapped in ravine in fair condition

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Posted: Oct 05, 2011 9:49 PM
Calif. man trapped in ravine in fair condition

A Southern California man trapped at the bottom of a ravine for six days when his car went off a mountain road is now in fair condition.

David La Vau has been at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Santa Clarita since he was found last Thursday.

Hospital spokeswoman Andie Bogdan says La Vau's condition was upgraded from serious to fair on Wednesday.

La Vau says he went off the road 50 miles north of Los Angeles when he swerved to avoid an oncoming car. He suffered a broken left arm, dislocated shoulder and other injuries.

La Vau survived by eating bugs and leaves and drinking water from a creek until his family found him.

Another man was killed when he crashed into the steep, 200-foot ravine two weeks earlier.