Woman rescued week after vehicle plunges off cliff in US

Woman Missing a Week Found Alive Down a Cliff

Woman survives 7 days after SUV plunges off cliff in Big Sur

An Oregon woman was found 200 feet down a cliff near Big Sur, Calif., since being missing one week ago, authorities said.

A missing OR woman was safely rescued after her white Jeep was spotted over the side of a cliff off Highway 1, north of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road, on Friday evening.

Sheriff's officials told the San Francisco Chronicle they are unsure exactly when her auto went over the cliff, but said she may have been there for several days. Monterey County Sheriff's deputies shared pictures of 23-year-old Angela Hernandez being rescued from rocks Friday night. She had called her sister midway through the trip down from Portland, but after saying she was six hours from arriving in Lancaster, California, she suddenly disappeared from the map, according to the missing person report issued by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.

Hernandez told her rescuers she had been there for a week, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch logs.

She survived the crash that completely destroyed her auto and left her with a shoulder injury, but was trapped on the remote beach by herself.

KGO-TV reported that to stay hydrated she used a radiator hose to siphon water from a nearby stream, the paper reported.

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

She's a fighter and she fought this long and she will continue to.

Rescue workers attend to Angela Hernandez after she is found. July 13, 2018. It's not going to be an easy recovery. Angela Hernandez, 22, of Portland, injured her shoulder but was able to walk and talk, said John Thornburg, public information officer for the sheriff's office in Monterey County, California.

She stayed alive by drinking the water from the radiator of her Jeep Patriot, the Highway Patrol said.

"I just want to thank everybody, everybody. And there weren't any signs of people or blood or anything", said Chelsea.

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