Woman pulled from storm drain for the third time in 2 years, Florida police say

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — A woman was pulled from a storm drain for the third time in nearly two years on Wednesday, Florida authorities said.

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Lyndsey Jane Kennedy was removed from the drain shortly after noon EST, the Delray Beach Police Department wrote in a Facebook post.

Police responded to a canal near Lindell Boulevard in Delray Beach after a witness called authorities to report a woman who appeared to be in distress, WPEC-TV reported.

Officers arriving at the scene located Kennedy and asked if she needed assistance, police wrote on Facebook. According to police, Kennedy ignored authorities and climbed into a storm drain pipe, crawling further into the opening when police asked her to come out.

Firefighters were able to contain Kennedy between two sections of pipe, police said. Members of the Delray Beach Fire Rescue Special Operations team used a ladder and rescue harness to retrieve Kennedy.

She appeared to be suffering from minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation, police said.

Fire rescue crews were called on March 23, 2021, to a different location in Delray Beach, where they found Kennedy naked and stuck in a drain, WPTV reported. Kennedy reportedly told police that she entered the drain system after swimming in a canal but got lost and wandered through the tunnels for weeks, according to the television station.

Two months later, Kennedy was pulled from a storm drain by Texas police in Grand Prairie, WPTV and WPEC reported.