Officials said the man had been missing since Tuesday, although a missing persons report was never filed.
The man's friend decided to search the area, after discovering the his car in a nearby parking lot, with the door wide open.
Officials said the subject was walking down
Using a 3:1 hauling system, in 20 minutes, crews were able to lift the man out and transport him to
Officials are not sure how long he spent in the ditch, but they believe he did spend at least one night there.
The case is still under investigation.