Woman survived 7 days after driving off California cliff

Saul Bowman
July 16, 2018

"She said we were the first people she'd seen and at that point, we didn't realize how long she had been down there", Chelsea added.

Hernandez said she woke up and felt water rising over her knees.

"When she swerved, there is no shoulder". Hernandez was injured but able to walk and talk, according to Monterey County Sheriff's Cmdr.

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

According to social media Angela is an aspiring musician and guitarist who formerly worked as a Site Supervisor for New Orleans Nonprofit SBP aiding in disaster relief. As they continued down the trail, they saw a woman with injuries on her face and "signs of exposure to the elements".

"My sister survived 7 days alone 200ft down a cliff on HW1", her sister Isabel Hernandez said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

The 23-year-old had been missing since July 6.

"Angela was found about 200 feet down a cliff".

Angela Hernandez had been missing for seven days
Angela Hernandez had been missing for seven days

Her drive was expected to take about six hours. On the morning of July 6 she texted her sister saying she was hitting the road before she suddenly went off the grid. It's not going to be an easy recovery.

Later that day her cell phone mysteriously pinged in Santa Cruz County.

"I've experienced something so unique and terrifying", she wrote on Facebook, "that i can't imagine that there isn't a bigger objective for me in this life".

An Oregon woman has a spectacular story of survival to tell after she crashed her Jeep off a cliff and survived for a week before being discovered by hikers on Friday.

Chad and Chelsea are in touch with Angela's family and hope to visit her in the hospital soon.

The details of her accident remain unclear, but one theory is that she lost control on a winding stretch of road.

"This is very traumatic and will be a slow recovery process".

"There definitely weren't any survivors is what we were thinking with the state of the Jeep, you could barely tell it was a jeep", Chelsea said.


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