Woman Rescued From Storm Drain For The 3rd Time In Two Years

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Here comes another classic article from the great state of Florida, Delray Beach to be exact.

Lyndsey Jane Kennedy has a habit of being rescued from storm drains and this week she was rescued for the third time in two weeks. A 911 call came in from a witness stating that someone seemed to be swimming in the canal and is in distress.

When the police arrived, they asked Kennedy if she needed help. She simply ignored the officers.

According to police, “She ignored them and climbed into a storm drain pipe. The woman refused to come out and began crawling farther into the culvert pipe, which crossed under Lindell Boulevard.

Firefighters said they contained her between two sections of pipe. Then, special operations team members from Delray Beach Fire Rescue used a ladder and rescue harness to get her out.

They said Kennedy appeared to have minor injuries. Paramedics treated her and then took her “to the hospital for further evaluation.”

Police said the story she told them started with her swimming in a canal near her boyfriend’s house and seeing a doorway near a shallow part of the canal. She entered it, noticed a tunnel, and followed it out of curiosity.

She told police the tunnel led to another tunnel and so on, until she realized she was lost.

Kennedy stated that she had been living in the storm drain and wandering around it for the last three weeks. She said that she lived off an unopened can of ginger ale she found while looking for a way out of the tunnels.

Her family told WPEC Kennedy wandered off after checking into a rehab facility. That best friend, Brady Morgan, said police spotted Kennedy near a creek but when they approached, she slipped into a nearby storm drain.