Sleep walking can be a dangerous thing. Sleep swimming? Well, that can be deadly. A woman in south-central Idaho is thankful to be alive after she went sleep swimming in the Snake River.
Magic Valley reports that the woman’s husband called officials at about 2:30 in the morning after he noticed that his wife was not in bed.
The Mini-Cassia Search and Rescue team went looking for the woman and eventually found her wet, exhausted, and sleeping at the side of the river. She was treated for hypothermia and taken to the Cassia Regional Medical Center by ambulance.
Cassia County Officials say that this isn’t the first time that the woman has gone sleep swimming. The 31-year-old wife and mother has disappeared from her house late at night three times in the last five weeks. At least one of those incidents involved a swim in the Snake River.
Fox News reports that a Cassia County judge has ordered the woman to undergo a mental health evaluation. The judge is apparently concerned that the woman will freeze to death if she goes sleep swimming next month when temperatures drop.
Is swimming the most dangerous activity you could possibly do in your sleep?