BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
UPDATE: The Delray Beach Police Department tells BocaNewsNow.com that the woman in question is in fact the same woman who has been rescued at least twice from storm drains over the past several years.
This is the official narrative from Delray PD:
Delray Beach Fire Rescue and Police responded to a call about a possible person in distress while swimming and rescued a woman from a storm drain. The call was received at approximately 12 PM on January 18, 2023. First, responders arrived at the canal near the 500 block of Lindell Boulevard and located then questioned the woman swimming in the canal, asking if they needed assistance. The woman refused to respond to the police officers and began entering the culvert pipe. Delray Beach Firefighters were able to contain her between two sections of pipe. The special operations team members deployed a ladder to reach her, secured her in a rescue harness, and extracted her from the storm drain. Firefighter paramedics treated her minor injuries at the scene before transporting her to the hospital for further evaluation. The woman was identified as Lyndsey Kennedy and was previously rescued from a storm drain by Delray Beach Fire Rescue in March 2021.
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A woman was pulled from a storm drain early Wednesday afternoon by Delray Beach Fire Rescuers.
Sources tell BocaNewsNow.com that the woman was found in the area of 475 Canal Point North in Delray Beach. It was not immediately clear how the woman ended up in the storm drain. She was not critically injured. The woman was rescued from what was described as a “tight space” within minutes of officials arriving on the scene.
We learned that the woman was taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation. The scene is east of 95 and just west of Old Dixie Highway, slightly south of Linton Boulevard.
This isn’t the first time a person was pulled from a storm drain in Delray Beach. In July of 2021, a woman told officials she spent several days in a storm drain underneath Delray Beach before being rescued. Lyndsey Kennedy, officials later learned, had also once been stuck in a storm drain in Texas.
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