California woman survives 250-foot cliff plunge

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A California woman is thankful to be alive after tumbling hundreds of feet off a rocky cliff in her car and surviving for seven days.

The 250-foot plunge left Angela Hernandez stranded.

Her car, completely wrecked and her body suffering from broken bones, a brain hemorrhage and a collapsed lung.

Officials say she managed to survive for seven days, using a hose from the radiator of her car to collect water to drink.

The sheriff said their investigation brought them close but unable to find her. It wasn’t until a couple was hiking through the area that they found her car and heard her cry for help that made her rescue possible.

“For her to survive for seven days on the coast with waves crashing over you at times, with the injuries that she had is amazing. She was a fighter,” said Sheriff Steve Bernal of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.

Angela shared her experience on Facebook writing: “I fell like I have everything I’ve ever wanted”.

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