Woman rescued after 17 hours trapped in her overturned car in Far South Coast creek


A 67-year-old woman has been rescued more than 17 hours after a single-vehicle crash on the Far South Coast yesterday. 

While travelling between Moruya and Wallaga Lake on the Princes Highway, the woman's Holden Trax SUV crashed into Kianga Creek sometime after 11pm on Wednesday.

Just before 4.30pm yesterday, the trapped woman regained consciousness and was able to alert a relative; however, was unable to provide a location.


Above: Rescuers at the scene of the accident 

Officers from South Coast Police District started searching for the woman, with the assistance of NSW Ambulance, Fire & Rescue NSW, Moruya State Emergency Services, Narooma Volunteer Rescue Association, and the Dalmeny Rural Fire Service, and used the mobile phone system to identify a possible location.

Within 20 minutes, police attended the Princes Highway at Kianga and located the Holden down an embankment, overturned in Kianga Creek just south of Narooma. 

The woman was rescued from the vehicle and treated for suspected fractures and exposure.

She was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.