Woman survives for a week after car plunges off cliff

The 23-year-old Oregon native who disappeared for seven days was on her way to visit her sister in Southern California.


NSFW    Defying Death

SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — An Oregon woman who disappeared a week ago was rescued from the bottom of a 200-foot cliff, where she survived by drinking water from the radiator of her wrecked SUV.

Prior to her disappearance, 23-year-old Angela Hernandez had been driving from Portland to Southern California to visit her sister.

According to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, Hernandez said she was on Highway 1 when she swerved to avoid hitting an animal on July 6, and plunged over the cliff in the Big Sur area.

After she stopped hearing back from her, Hernandez's sister filed a missing person report with the police.

About seven days later, two hikers noticed Hernandez's partially submerged car wreck at the bottom of a cliff and immediately called 911.

What's incredible is that Hernandez had apparently stayed alive by using the radiator of her white jeep to siphon water from a nearby stream.

Hernandez luckily only sustained a shoulder injury, she was taken to a hospital for treatments and recovery.

Hernandez's sister, Isabel, recorded the event on her Facebook wrote that her sister is a fighter, and she fought for seven days and she will continue to do so.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help with Hernandez's medical costs and to help her get a new car, which reached $3,470 of its $6,000 goal by Sunday morning.
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