Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Woman Saved after Falling from Vehicle, Spending 12 Hours Down Cliff

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Woman Saved after Falling from Vehicle, Spending 12 Hours Down Cliff

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B.C. woman rescued after 12 hours in cold

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VERNON, B.C. - A British Columbia woman is expected to "be just fine" after spending a night outside when her vehicle drove off a North Okanagan highway early Monday afternoon.

Rescue crews pulled the woman to safety Tuesday morning, at least 12 hours after her SUV left Highway 6, about 100 kilometres east of Vernon, B.C.

Leigh Pearson, a manager with Vernon Search and Rescue, says the woman's husband went looking for her after she failed to turn up for dinner and eventually spotted her down an "almost vertical" cliff about 50 metres away from her vehicle, which had crashed 10 metres off the road.

Rescue crews were called in at about 2 a.m.

Pearson says the woman was cold but otherwise appeared uninjured, though she was taken to hospital in Vernon for a more thorough checkup. …

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