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Swimming In Her Sleep? How The Idaho Woman Did It

08/30/2012 08:24 am ET | Updated Aug 26, 2013

You may have heard about the 31-year-old Idaho woman who last week woke up after "sleep swimming" in the Snake River. She was found, suffering from hypothermia, along the shore. It was the second time she'd done it this summer.

Sounds ridiculous, right? Sure, we've all heard of bizarre cases of "sleep driving" and "sleep eating" and even "sleep sex," but sleep swimming? In a cold river? (I've been in the Snake River in Idaho, and I can tell you, it's cold.) Surely, even if you could walk to the river in your sleep, that first splash of icy water would wake you.

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