A woman who was declared missing has turned up wandering through the pipes of a storm drain, and it isn’t the first time.
Lyndsey Jane Kennedy, 43, went missing on May 26 for several days after wandering through a sewer system for three weeks in Delray Beach, Florida back in March.
Authorities were alerted to Kennedy’s disappearance after she checked out of a rehab facility in Dallas.
The Grand Praire Police Department in Texas issued a statement, which said: “Missing person Lyndsey Kennedy was found safe on May 29th in Grand Prairie near East Avenue J and 108th street. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment,”
Back in March, Kennedy said that she “went for a swim in a canal near her boyfriend’s house and grew curious”.
Adding that she then “wandered through tunnels before getting lost”.
A group of her friends claims that they tracked her location through an app on her phone, leading to the spot where Kennedy alleges she dropped down into the storm drain.
Her friends said that they lowered ‘bags of food and Gatorade’ through manholes in an attempt to keep her alive.
When rescue services arrived, her friends allege that she hid from them.
Kennedy recalled that she had been walking aimlessly through the sewer system for about three weeks when she stumbled upon light shining into the storm drain where she settled because she could see passers-by above.
Fire services later rescued a naked and weak Kennedy from an eight-foot-deep storm drain using a ladder and harness.
She was taken to Delray Medical Centre where she underwent treatment for her injuries.
Kennedy was then put on a psychiatric hold after her mother, Jane, said her daughter suffers from psychosis and PTSD from being in an abusive relationship with her former boyfriend.
She also revealed that her daughter had been battling drug addiction.
Dani Moschella, a spokeswoman for the Delray Beach Fire Rescue said at the time:
“I don’t know how much longer she would have been okay down there.
“The idea that somebody might be down there for any length of time is disturbing. It’s dirty, dangerous, there’s snakes, rats, garbage, dirt and leaves, anything that’s on the street that washes into a sewer, and it smells terrible.”
She added: “We rescue ducklings and kittens and puppies, and this is the first time anybody can remember actually seeing a person down there.”
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