Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Hikers Help Find Missing Oregon Woman Who Survived Cliff Crash

Hikers Help Find Missing Oregon Woman Who Survived Cliff Crash

A 23-year-old OR musician who had been missing for a week was found alive at the bottom of a California cliff in the wreckage of her vehicle, where she survived on water from her Jeep's radiator.

Her disappearance had captured widespread attention in the area.

Monterey County sheriff's Cmdr. About 30 minutes later they located the driver, Angela Hernandez, who was injured but stable.

Miss Hernandez said she had swerved to avoid hitting an animal along the famously winding stretch of Highway 1 and lost control, plummeting to the beach below. She was driving from Portland to visit family in Lancaster, in Southern California.

A missing Portland woman who vanished along the California coast was found on Friday, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. She says she met so many lovely people, ' Isabel added on Facebook thanking everyone who aided in the search and rescue effort. Hernandez's Jeep Patriot apparently ran off Highway 1, the north-south highway that hugs the Pacific coastline.

Angela Hernandez poses with her Jeep
Angela Hernandez poses with her Jeep

Angela Hernandez, 23, was last seen back on July 6.

The couple said after they found the Jeep at the bottom of this cliff, they walked back to their campsite about a mile or two from the auto along the beach. Hernandez may have been able to get out of the SUV, but was stuck in the rocky, inaccessible spot, he said. She was pulled up by ropes and taken to a hospital. She says she met so many lovely people for her rescue and help bringing her up the cliff.

"My sister is alive, she's talking, and she's still trying to come to understanding everything", she wrote Saturday on Facebook. "Her vehicle was partially in the water", the sheriff's office said. Calls to her cell phone went straight to voice mail.

"I just want to thank everybody that helped", Hernandez's sister, Isabel Hernandez, told the news station through tears. "It's day seven and you guys helped us through the whole thing and Angela would not be OK" without you.

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