Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described lucky beachcomber says her luckiest find yet was a woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach.
Chelsea Moore of Morro Bay and her husband, Chad, were camping in Big Sur on the central California coast last Friday when they came upon a wrecked Jeep in the surf line and then a bit later found 23-year-old Angela Hernandez of Portland, Oregon.
On Monday, Moore described hearing Hernandez’s cry for help and say she looked battered and her clothes were in tatters.
Hernandez says she survived by drinking water dripping from moss and suffered a brain hemorrhage, collapsed lung, broken ribs and collarbones and severe sunburn. She’s expected to recover.