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Missing Oregon Woman Found Alive After Car Plunges Down Big Sur Cliff

SALINAS (CBS/AP) -- An Oregon woman who vanished last week in central California has been found injured after her Jeep went over a cliff near Big Sur.

Monterey County Sheriff's Cmdr. John Thornburg said that 23-year-old Angela Hernandez of Portland was spotted Friday night by a couple walking near Highway 1.

Angela Hernandez Cliff Rescue
Rescue workers attend to Angela Hernandez who was found at the base of a 200-foot cliff near Big Sur. (Monterey County Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

He says the woman had an injured shoulder. However, authorities say she was alert and was walking on a remote beach when rescuers reached her.

Hernandez was last seen south of Half Moon Bay on July 6.

Angela Hernandez Poses with her Jeep
Angela Hernandez posed with her Jeep. (Family Photo)

Family members said she had been driving from Portland to her sister's home in Lancaster in Southern California.

"I just want to thank everybody, everybody. Sorry I'm just in shock. Everybody that ... helped us through the whole thing and Angela will be OK. I'm so happy," Angela's sister Isabel Hernandez said in a video posted to Facebook.

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