An incredible story of survival – that’s what Sunshine Coast RCMP are calling the story of a woman who plunged over a waterfall and lived to tell the tale.
Surrey resident, Carolynne, was visiting the Sunshine Coast when her SUV plunged 40 feet over a waterfall and into a rushing creek below.
A video of the rescue shows the powerful current rushing over the top of the van.
RCMP say she was forced to find a corner inside her van where she could get partially out of the water to avoid hypothermia.
Police say doing so may have saved her life – as she was there for 3 and a half hours before someone saw the flipped van.
Police, Search and Rescue, and the Volunteer Fire Department all took part in the rescue efforts.
Carolynne spent close to a week in hospital being treated for hypothermia, a broken nose and a concussion.