Woman Missing for 6 Days Found Alive After SUV Rolls Off Cliff

The 69-year-old woman initially used her SUV's OnStar feature to contact 911, but search crews couldn't find her

A woman was trapped in her Hummer for six days after it rolled off a cliff in the mountains in Southern California, but was rescued alive by firefighters on Saturday, authorities said.

Barbara McPheron, 69, was reported missing on Oct. 23 around 1 p.m., according to the Ridgecrest Police Department. 

McPheron had used the OnStar feature of her Hummer to contact 911, stating "ditch on Highway 395, Stater Bros and Kashmir St," authorities said. Crews searched by ground and air in the Adelanto area of San Bernardino County, but could not find the woman. 

Six days later, the San Bernardino County Fire Department received reports of a vehicle rollover in a desert area off Torosa Road west of Highway 395, north of Adelanto, from off-road drivers in the area, fire officials said.

Firefighters found McPherson trapped inside her rolled over SUV around 6 p.m. Saturday. It took them an hour to safely rescue her, according to the fire department.

During the rescue, officials discovered that the 69-year-old was reported missing several days earlier. 

She was taken to a hospital by helicopter, fire officials said. Her condition was described as serious, but non-life threatening. 

NBC4's Joe Studley contributed to this report. 

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct the number of days McPherson was trapped.

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