GOLD BEACH – A 70-year-old woman was trapped overnight in bushes near her car after her car went down an embankment on Edson Creek Road over the weekend.
Sheriff John Bishop said Nancy Todd McGrath was reported as being overdue when she failed to return home on Saturday evening after driving from her home on Grange Road in Nesika Beach.
The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting her as missing about 8 p.m. Saturday.
The lone Curry County Sheriff’s deputy on duty searched the central Curry County road system late into the night, assisted by McGrath’s friends and relatives.
Bishop said the search area was expanded on Sunday into the area of Bear Camp Road, and Curry County Search & Rescue personnel were called out.
At about 1:40 p.m. Sunday a citizen spotted McGrath’s car about 20 feet down an embankment off Edson Creek Road, about a half mile east of the Curry Transfer and Recycling Center.
Emergency medical and fire rescue personnel responded to assist Sheriff’s Deputy Jesse Lorentz contacted McGrath in some bushes near her car and found her alive and conscious.
Bishop said a chain saw had to be used to get through the bushes to remove her.
Fire Rescue personnel then took her by ambulance to Curry General Hospital.