Woman Missing a Week Found Alive Down a Cliff

Woman Missing a Week Found Alive Down a Cliff

Woman Missing a Week Found Alive Down a Cliff

Angela Hernandez, from OR, was found by hikers on Friday evening after they saw the wreckage of her SUV partially submerged at the bottom of a 200ft (61m) cliff in the Big Sur area.

Sheriff's officials told the San Francisco Chronicle they are unsure exactly when her vehicle went over the cliff, but said she may have been there for several days. The Oregon woman was conscious but had a shoulder injury and appeared to have suffered a concussion, police said on Saturday.

Local resident Chelsea Moore was hiking in Big Sur with her husband when they found Hernandez on Friday night, according to Moore's mother, Luanna Sandvik.

She sent a text around 10 p.m. July 5 saying she was exhausted and stopping to sleep in her vehicle at a grocery store parking lot in Half Moon Bay, in San Mateo County, said a missing persons flier. She was rushed to a nearby hospital by helicopter.

Ms Hernandez told investigators she had swerved to avoid an animal when she was driving along California's Highway 1, and plunged over the cliff edge. Her family said she was driving from Portland to the southern California city of Lancaster to visit family when she vanished. It's not going to be an easy recovery.

Angela Hernandez was found alive after vanishing for a week
Angela Hernandez was found alive after vanishing for a week

The 23-year-old raised alarm when she was unreachable by her family on July 6.

Andrea Hernandez was rescued at the bottom of a cliff Friday, July 13, 2018, after she disappeared a week ago.

Late Friday, two people walking in Big Sur noticed the SUV wreckage at the bottom of a cliff, Thornburg said.

Hernandez's Jeep Patriot apparently ran off Highway 1, the north-south highway that hugs the Pacific coastline.

"My sister is alive, she's talking, and she's still trying to come to understand everything", wrote Angela's sister Isabel Hernandez on Facebook.

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