BEREA, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky woman -- rescued after spending the night outside in freezing temperatures on New Year's Eve -- says she was trying to commit suicide.

Liz Maratta survived more than 12 hours in the bitter cold, after falling off a cliff in the Pinnacles in Berea in Madison County. 

She says a branch stopped her fall -- and she took that as a sign she wasn't meant to die that day. Several hikers heard someone yelling for help. They were able to pull her to safety -- and kept Maratta warm until rescue crews arrived.

She fractured her pelvis, broke her collarbone, and punctured her lung. 

Maratta says she hopes her story will help others who are feeling depressed and suicidal.

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