Morro Bay couple helps rescue missing Oregon woman

Angela Hernandez

A Morro Bay couple hiking near Big Sur discovered a Portland woman who has been missing for a week, officials said.

Angela Hernandez, 23, was heading to Southern California to visit family when she accidentally drove over a cliff on July 6. With an injured shoulder, Hernandez was able to get water from a creek.

Chelsea and Chad Moore of Morro Bay first spotted Hernandez’ white Jeep. A short time afterwards, they found Hernandez and contacted authorities.

Responders transported Hernandez to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton. She is expected to recover from her injuries.