Hikers Help Find Missing Oregon Woman Who Survived Cliff Crash


A couple on a camping trip found a missing OR woman who had survived for almost a week after her auto went over a cliff in coastal California, authorities said.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office spent the last few days searching along Highway 1 for Andrea Hernandez, who was reported missing on July 6, 2018.

Monterey County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Thornburg said: "It's usually the fall that gets them, or the ocean that gets them, and she was lucky to survive both".

She told investigators she swerved to avoid hitting an animal along the famously winding stretch of Highway 1 on July 6 and plunged over the cliff north of Nacimiento Fergusson Road.

Hernandez was driving from Portland to Southern California when she mysteriously disappeared and fell out of communication with her family, officials said. But rescuers on scene reported she was talking and able to walk, the Monterey County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "And there weren't any signs of people or blood or anything", said Chelsea.

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

Angela Hernandez, 23, was last heard from in Half Moon Bay, Calif., on July 6, according to Fox affiliate KTVU.

Hernandez had been able to escape the auto but was stuck in an inaccessible part of the coastline, said John Thornburg, public information officer for the sheriff's office. To stay hydrated, she used a radiator hose to siphon water from a nearby stream, according to KGO-TV.

Chad Moore stayed with Hernandez on the beach, while Chelsea Moore ran to call 911.

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

Isabel Hernandez set up a GoFundMe to help with her sister's medical costs and buy her a new auto, which had reached $3,470 of its $6,000 goal by Sunday morning. "You were in that vehicle we just saw and you're alive and you must need help, '" said Chelsea.