Woman survives 7 days after SUV plunges off cliff in Big Sur

Rescuers stand at the bottom of a cliff along the California coastline where they found a missing Portland woman a week after she disappeared

Missing Portland woman who vanished along California coast found alive

Two people walking in the area found Hernandez's partially-submerged, wrecked white Jeep Patriot that had fallen off a cliff, the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post.

Angela Hernandez, 23, of OR, was found 200 feet down a cliff Friday, somehow surviving after crashing her vehicle in California's Big Sur a week ago.

On Friday around 7:40 p.m. deputies tweeted that they were responding to a white Jeep with OR plates over the cliff on Highway 1.

Hernandez was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Templeton, where she is in fair and stable condition.

She survived the crash that completely destroyed her auto and left her with a shoulder injury, but was trapped on the remote beach by herself.

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She was found conscious and breathing, lying outside of her auto by the hikers after 6:30pm on Friday.

"Reports are she was talking and could walk", according to the statement. Hernandez told authorities she'd been stranded at the edge of the Pacific along central California's rugged coast since July 6.

After she was rescued, Hernandez told authorities she drove off the road when she swerved to avoid an animal, according to the Chronicle.

The 23-year-old raised alarm when she was unreachable by her family on July 6.

'In her accident, she has lost everything. This is very traumatic and will be a slow recovery process, ' her sister Isabel wrote. She was taken to Twin Cities Hospital. She says she met so many lovely people for her rescue and help bringing her up the cliff.

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