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Missing Woman Found After Swimming In River In Her Sleep

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Screen grab of the Snake River. (Credit: visitidaho.org)

Screen grab of the Snake River. (Credit: visitidaho.org)

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BURLEY, Idaho (CBS Seattle) – A missing woman was found safe after she reportedly left home to take a swim in the Snake River – in her sleep.

The Times-News of Twin Falls is reporting that the 31-year-old unidentified woman was discovered drenched in water, hypothermic and disoriented after what appeared to be a nocturnal swim.

The wife and mother is said to have a history of wandering in her sleep.

The woman allegedly walked out of the house in her pajamas, barefoot. Her husband, when he discovered her missing and the sliding door of the home ajar, called the police at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Neighbors and parishioners of the family’s church reportedly helped Mini-Cassia Search and Rescue in looking for the woman. She was ultimately found a quarter mile down the river, and was taken to the Cassia Regional Medical Center.

The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office added that this is her third sleep-walking incident in the past five weeks, in a report provided to the paper.

A county judge subsequently called for the woman’s mental health to be evaluated, where it was determined that she was not a threat to herself or to others.

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