Florida lady rescued from storm drain for third time in lower than two years

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A Florida lady was pulled from a storm drain for the third time in two years final week.

The Delray Seaside Police Division stated officers and firefighters responded to a report of a girl probably in misery whereas swimming in a canal close to the five hundred block of Lindell Boulevard round midday on Wednesday. The division stated officers situated the girl, recognized as Lyndsey Jane Kennedy, and requested if she wanted assist.

Kennedy reportedly ignored them and climbed right into a storm drain pipe. Delray police stated she refused to come back out and started crawling farther into the culvert pipe, which crossed below Lindell Boulevard.

Firefighters have been capable of maintain Kennedy between two sections of pipe whereas the Delray Seaside Hearth Rescue Particular Operations Staff utilized a ladder and a rescue harness to tug her out.

Kennedy appeared to have minor accidents and was handled on the scene earlier than being transported to a hospital for additional analysis.

Delray police stated the fireplace division beforehand rescued Kennedy from a storm drain in March 2021 after she had been lacking for 3 weeks.


Delray police stated the fireplace division beforehand rescued Kennedy from a storm drain in March 2021.
Delray Seaside Police

In response to native information shops on the time, Kennedy informed police she went swimming in a canal close to her boyfriend’s home on March 3, the identical night time her boyfriend reported her as lacking. Whereas swimming, she stated she entered a doorway within the shallow a part of the canal and seen a tunnel. She continued following tunnels till she realized she was misplaced.

Kennedy was finally rescued close to the intersection of West Atlantic Avenue and SW eleventh Avenue after a girl referred to as 911 to report a girl yelling for assist from contained in the drain. She stated she had stopped strolling in that space as a result of she might see mild and folks strolling previous her.

The lady, who was 43 on the time, informed police she had been strolling within the sewer system for about three weeks. She additionally stated she had been dwelling off an unopened can of ginger ale she discovered within the drain whereas searching for a approach out.


Lyndsey Kennedy was rescued from a storm drain for the third time on Jan. 18, 2023.
Lyndsey Kennedy was rescued from a storm drain for the third time on Jan. 18, 2023.
Grand Prairie Police Division

Delray police stated Kennedy “gave the impression to be coherent” and didn’t must be Baker Acted (involuntarily institutionalized). Police contacted her mom, who stated she has a historical past of psychological sickness, is a frequent consumer of unlawful narcotics and has a historical past of doing “odd issues” and “making unhealthy choices.”

Earlier than she disappeared, Kennedy’s relations stated she attended a Bible research along with her mom the place they discovered concerning the prophet Elijah taking a journey. The kin stated Kennedy wrote her mother a observe claiming she was planning on happening her personal journey.

Regardless of that, the household stated they didn’t imagine her journey was meant to be in a storm drain.

She was reportedly listed as “endangered” on the sheriff’s workplace’s lacking individuals documentation, and a detective wrote within the report she went lacking “below related circumstances” in April 2020.


Only a pair of scuffed, bloody knees can be seen on Lyndsey Kennedy, 43, before she’s loaded onto a stretcher en route to a Florida hospital for medical treatment.
Solely a pair of scuffed, bloody knees could be seen on Lyndsey Kennedy, 43, earlier than she’s loaded onto a stretcher en path to a Florida hospital for medical therapy.
Delray Seaside Police

Kennedy’s third rescue from the storm drain occurred in Grand Prairie, Texas, two months later in Might 2021. Police within the city have been looking for 4 days earlier than her mom and greatest buddy discovered her at a canal.

On this occasion, she had reportedly wandered off from a rehab facility after checking in. When police noticed the girl close to a creek and started to strategy her, she went into a close-by storm drain, in line with WPEC. 

A monitoring app on her cellphone allowed her household to search out her final location earlier than she disappeared underground. Earlier than she was rescued, her household and mates reportedly dropped baggage of meals and Gatorade into manholes within the space.


A Delray Beach Fire Rescue member climbs into a storm drain to rescue a woman from a sewer.
A Delray Seaside Hearth Rescue member climbs right into a storm drain to rescue a girl from a sewer.
Delray Seaside Police

Kennedy was reportedly arrested in Florida in July 2021 after a hit-and-run occurred when she sped off from a gasoline station after stealing beer. She virtually ran over the shop’s clerk, who chased her exterior, then she ran a number of pink lights earlier than crashing with a automotive.

Palm Seaside County deputies stated she ran from the crash scene to an house advanced, however employees led them to her.

Kennedy’s passenger, who was injured, informed police she ran as a result of she didn’t have a driver’s license. Police stated her license had been suspended 17 instances from 2007 to 2020.


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