Missing Oregon Woman Found Alive After Car Plunges Off Big Sur Cliff

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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.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that she was found Friday by hikers in the remote area, seven days after she went over the cliff.

An extensive, days long search for a missing OR woman ended in an incredible rescue off the Big Sur coast this weekend, according to a report by KION 5 in Monterey.

Hernandez told investigators that she plunged off the 200 ft (60m) cliff after swerving to avoid hitting an animal on Highway 1. 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.

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Editor's note: The original post stated Hernandez drank radiator fluid, not water from the radiator. He didn't say if Hernandez had any food, but said she survived by using the radiator hose from the vehicle to divert water from a nearby creek.

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

Sheriffs said she had told her sister she would stay overnight in a vehicle park before continuing her journey the next morning, but they had not heard from her after 6 July.

Angela Hernandez, 23, was last heard from in Half Moon Bay, Calif., on July 6, according to Fox affiliate KTVU.

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She was in fair and stable condition but appeared to have suffered a concussion during the collision, the California Highway Patrol said in a statement. It's not going to be an easy recovery.

A GoFundMe account has been set up by her sister. I hope everyone will have patience for her and her recovery.

Ms Hernandez had been travelling from OR to Southern California to visit sister Isabel when her communication suddenly stopped. "And there weren't any signs of people or blood or anything", said Chelsea.

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