BODEGA BAY (CBS SF) — California Highway Patrol officials and emergency responders saved a 55-year-old woman whose car fell over a cliff near Bodega Bay Saturday.

Callers began reporting at 4:27 p.m. that a car had driven over the cliff at state Highway 1 and Coleman Valley Road and landed about 100 feet below.

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The Bodega Bay Fire Protection District, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s helicopter, the CHP and state park lifeguards responded to the incident.

Emergency responders found a woman and her dog alive in a vehicle on the beach. The sheriff’s helicopter and Bodega Bay fire hauled the woman back to Highway 1.

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The CHP then flew the woman, who was critically injured, to the hospital. The dog appeared to be uninjured, according to the CHP.


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