Local Woman Goes Cliff Diving

On 5-27-10 at about 1:20 PM, the Sheriff’s Rescue Helicopter unit “Henry-1” was dispatched to a vehicle over the cliff in the 20000 block of Oyster Catcher Loop in Bodega Bay.  A 62-year-old Bodega Bay woman accidentally backed her SUV off the roadway, down a hill and into a ravine toward the ocean in that area.

The Henry-1 crew arrived at about 12 minutes later along with Bodega Bay Fire members.  The vehicle was about 250 yards off the roadway and nosed down into a ravine.  The woman was extricated from the vehicle by the Bodega Bay Fire crew.  Given the location on the cliff and the serious nature of the patient’s injuries, the Henry-1 rescue crew long-lined the woman from the crash site on the cliff to the bluff via 100-foot long-line attached to the bottom of the helicopter.  The Henry-1 crew then reconfigured the helicopter for medical transport and transported the woman to a Santa Rosa area hospital. (Sonoma County Sheriff’s Press Release)

The Sheriff’s helicopter transported Devereaux to Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that a witness called 911 when they saw Devereaux driving in reverse crash through an ornamental bush and down a steep grassy hill toward the ocean.

Neither the Sheriff’s press release or the newspaper caught the fact that this is the same woman, Anne Devereaux, who accidentally drove her car through the front wall of the Bodega Bay Post Office in February of last year.  Thanks to alert commenter, John Grabowski , we can put the two incidents together and pull over and stop when we see her coming.

See the Google Earth map of the location on Oyster Catcher Loop.
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5-29-2010: Update: a link to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat story.

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