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CALIFORNIA (CBS) — An Oregon woman survived for seven days after plunging over a cliff in central California.

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Angela Hernandez, 23, suffered a brain hemorrhage and fractured ribs after a violent crash on July 6.

She says she swerved to avoid an animal and plunged to the bottom of a rocky 250-foot cliff.

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She managed to get out of her car and swam to a beach where she waited for help.

She says she used a hose from her car’s engine to drink water dripping off rocks.

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She was found by some hikers who called for help.