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Incredible rescue of a woman trapped for 17 hours at Kianga Creek

An incredible story around last night's rescue of a 67 year old woman rescued from her overturned car at the bottom of a cliff, half in water at Kianga Creek. While travelling between Moruya and Wallaga Lake, a Holden Trax SUV has left the roadway and crashed into water sometime after 11pm on Wednesday (5 June 2019), trapping the female driver inside. With hundreds of drivers going by during the day there was no evidence that she had left the road. Just before 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday 6 June 2019), the trapped woman regained consciousness and was able to alert a relative; however, was unable to provide a location. Officers from South Coast Police District commenced a search operation to locate the woman, with the assistance of NSW Ambulance, Fire & Rescue NSW, Moruya State Emergency Services (SES), Narooma Volunteer Rescue Association, and the Dalmeny Rural Fire Service, and have used the mobile phone system to identify a potential location. Emergency services worked together to rescue the woman . Within 20 minutes, police attended the Princes Highway at Kianga and located the Holden down an embankment, overturned in Kianga Creek. The 67-year-old woman was rescued from the vehicle and treated for suspected fractures and exposure.She was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Photos Fire and Rescue NSW

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