Missing 5 Days, Woman Pulled From Hummer in Mojave

Many questions remain about her disappearance
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2016 6:03 AM CDT
Missing 5 Days, Woman Pulled From Hummer in Mojave
Rescuers stabilized the Hummer before securing the victim and pulling her from the vehicle.   (San Bernadino County Fire)

A woman who'd been reported missing five days earlier was found alive Saturday, trapped inside a Hummer that had crashed in the Mojave Desert. San Bernadino County Fire reports on Facebook that search and rescue teams had to use off-road vehicles to reach the SUV, which had rolled down a slope in a desert area. They stabilized the Hummer to prevent it from rolling further and were able to free the woman, who was flown to a medical center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The woman is being identified as 69-year-old Barbara McPheron, reports KTLA. The circumstances under which she disappeared remain unclear. ABC 7 reports that the Ridgecrest Police Department in Kern County, roughly 80 miles north, say that McPheron was reported missing on Oct. 23, when she used the OnStar feature on her red 2007 Hummer to reach 911. A search at the time failed to turn up McPheron. (A rescuer ended up suing a woman he helped pull from a burning Hummer.)

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