An Oregon girl who disappeared every week in the past was rescued from the underside of a California coastal cliff the place she survived by ingesting water from the radiator of her wrecked sports activities utility car, authorities stated on Saturday.
Angela Hernandez, 23, of Portland was discovered by a pair of hikers on Friday night after they noticed her wrecked Jeep Patriot SUV partially submerged on the backside of a 200-foot cliff within the Large Sur space, stated Monterey County Sheriff’s Workplace spokesman John Thornburg.
Her disappearance captured widespread consideration after she and her car have been final seen on a surveillance digicam video at a Carmel fuel station on July 6, about 50 miles north of the stretch of Freeway 1 the place she was discovered.
The hikers found Hernandez aware, respiration and with a shoulder damage, Thornburg stated.
Rescuers managed to get her up the cliff and to a helicopter which flew her to a close-by hospital. She was in honest and secure situation however appeared to have suffered a concussion throughout the collision, the California Freeway Patrol stated in a press release.
Hernandez informed investigators she swerved to keep away from hitting an animal on Freeway 1 on July 6 and plunged over the cliff north of Nacimiento Fergusson Street.
She stayed alive “by ingesting water from the radiator of her car,” in response to the Freeway Patrol.
“It is often the autumn that will get them, or the ocean that will get them, and she or he was fortunate to outlive each,” stated Thornburg.
Hernandez was on a highway journey from her dwelling in Portland to go to her sister Isabel in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, when she crashed.
“My sister survived 7 days alone 200ft down a cliff on HW1,” her sister Isabel Hernandez stated in a Fb submit on Saturday. “That is very traumatic and might be a sluggish restoration course of.”
(Reporting By Andrew Hay; Modifying by Robert Birsel)