Rescue after Tasmania cliff car crash

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A 63-year-old woman has been winched to safety in rural Tasmania after plunging 100 metres down a forest cliff face in her car.

Investigations indicate she failed to negotiate a sweeping bend on Elephant Pass Road at St Marys.

The woman's family contacted police around 5.30pm on Wednesday after she failed to arrive at the town of Bicheno as planned.

Her white Toyota Landcruiser was found about 40 minutes later.

"When rescuers reached the woman she had self-exited the vehicle, which was significantly damaged," Inspector Michael Johnston said.

She suffered serious but not life-threatening head and spinal injuries.

Police, SES volunteers and vertical rescue personnel from the Blackwood Mine stretchered her up the cliff with a rope and pulley.

"Police thank all involved in the rescue, which was an excellent example of emergency services and other agencies working together," Inspector Johnston said.

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