Woman rescued from Florida storm drain now found in Texas pipe

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Naked woman, 43, recovered from a storm drain in Florida two months ago, is found in a six-foot drain in Texas after she ran away from a rehabilitation center

  • Lyndsey Kennedy, 43, was found Saturday night in a six-foot drain in Grand Prairie, Texas
  • She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was placed in a psychiatric waiting room
  • Kennedy had been reported missing by local police after she left a rehab center in Dallas that she had checked into about a week earlier
  • It comes just weeks after firefighters rescued her from a six-foot storm drain in Delray Beach, Florida
  • Photos showed firefighters lifting Kennedy out of the drain using a harness and ladder in the Florida incident

Lyndsey Kennedy, 43, was found Saturday night in a six-foot drain in Grand Prairie, Texas and was taken to a nearby hospital where she was placed in a psychiatric holding room.

Lyndsey Kennedy, 43, was found Saturday night in a six-foot drain in Grand Prairie, Texas and was taken to a nearby hospital where she was placed in a psychiatric holding room.

A woman rescued from a storm drain in Florida two months ago has now been found in a Texas drain after she ran away from rehab.

Lyndsey Kennedy, 43, was found Saturday night in a six-foot drain in Grand Prairie and was taken to a nearby hospital where she was placed in a psychiatric holding room.

Kennedy had been reported missing by local police after she left a rehab center in Dallas that she had checked into about a week earlier.

Her family told CBS12 News that police saw Kennedy by a creek, but she jumped into a stormwater drain when they tried to approach her.

The missing woman’s relatives began searching for her after tracking her last known location on her phone.

They said they started leaving bags of food and Gatorade at the drain entrance and nearby manholes.

She climbed out of the drain on Saturday night and was immediately taken to the hospital.

Her family told CBS12 News that police saw Kennedy near a creek, but she jumped into the storm drain (above) when they tried to approach her.  She climbed out of the drain on Saturday night and was immediately taken to the hospital

Her family told CBS12 News that police saw Kennedy near a creek, but she jumped into the storm drain (above) when they tried to approach her. She climbed out of the drain on Saturday night and was immediately taken to the hospital

Her family said she suffered from psychosis and PTSD from a previous abusive relationship. They also previously revealed that she had a history of drug use.

Kennedy’s recent experience in the Texas drain comes just weeks after firefighters pulled her from a six-foot storm drain in Delray Beach, Florida.

She was naked then.

According to a police report. Kennedy told officers she was trapped 20 days after deciding to explore a tunnel when she went swimming in a canal near her boyfriend’s house.

Kennedy said she walked through the sewer for about three weeks before she saw some light in the storm drain and settled there because she could see people walking above her.

In the Delray Beach case, Kennedy was missing for three weeks before she was found.

Delray Beach Fire and Rescue posted photos of firefighters lifting Kennedy out of the drain using a harness and ladder.

The photos showed Kennedy, who was largely covered in white sheets due to her lack of clothing, was dirty, had leaves in her hair and was too weak to stand.

Kennedy's recent experience in the Texas drainpipe comes just weeks after firefighters pulled her from a six-foot storm drain in Delray Beach, Florida.

Kennedy’s recent experience in the Texas drainpipe comes just weeks after firefighters pulled her from a six-foot storm drain in Delray Beach, Florida.

According to a police report.  Kennedy told officers she was detained for 20 days after deciding to explore a tunnel when she went swimming in a canal

According to a police report. Kennedy told officers she was detained for 20 days after deciding to explore a tunnel when she went swimming in a canal

Delray Beach Fire and Rescue posted photos of firefighters lifting Kennedy out of the drain using a harness and ladder

Delray Beach Fire and Rescue posted photos of firefighters lifting Kennedy out of the drain using a harness and ladder

She was taken to Delray Medical Center for treatment for minor cuts and bruises. Kennedy also underwent a mental health evaluation after her mother took her history.

At the time, Delray Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Dani Moschella said Kennedy was lucky to be alive.

“I don’t know how long she would have been okay down there,” Moschella said.

“The idea that someone could be there for any length of time is disturbing. It’s dirty, dangerous, there are snakes, rats, garbage, dirt and leaves, everything that washes down the street in a sewer, and it smells awful.’

Moschella noted that the drain opening was probably too small to squeeze Kennedy in from the sidewalk.

“Firefighters often go to the sewers,” Moschella said.

“We rescue ducks, kittens and puppies, and this is the first time anyone can remember seeing anyone down there.”

She was taken to Delray Medical Center for treatment for minor cuts and bruises.  Kennedy also underwent a mental health evaluation after her mother noted her history

She was taken to Delray Medical Center for treatment for minor cuts and bruises. Kennedy also underwent a mental health evaluation after her mother noted her history

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