Hank Sims / @ 10:13 a.m. / Emergencies

70-Year-Old Woman and Her Dogs Found Alive and Well After Having Been Trapped in Crashed Car For Four Days


From the California Highway Patrol:

On the afternoon of Sunday, September 10, an elderly driver was located after being missing for several days.

On Friday, September 8, 2017, Eureka Police Department took a missing persons report on [70-year-old] Susan C. Minx, 70, of Crescent City.  Minx had been missing since Wednesday September 7th when she began driving from Eureka to Crescent City.  Multiple agencies including CHP, US Forest Service, State Parks and National Parks Service began searching the area of US-101 in hopes to locate Minx.  Emergency personnel were able to determine that her cell phone last signaled in the area of Prairie Creek State Park. 

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, at approximately 1230 pm, National Parks Service Fire Crew searched the area on foot and located Minx, conscious, trapped within her vehicle. Her vehicle was approximately 50 yards off of US-101, down a steep embankment, and not visible from the roadway.  They were able to extricate Minx and her two dogs from the vehicle.  Minx was transported to Mad River Hospital with minor injuries.   

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.  Humboldt CHP would like to thank all the Agencies who assisted in located and rescuing Mrs. Minx.

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.


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