Idaho woman hypothermic after 'sleep swimming'

Published August 22, 2012

| Associated Press

A south-central Idaho woman with a history of sleepwalking was treated for hypothermia after apparently sleep swimming in the Snake River.

Cassia County officials tell The Times-News that Tuesday's disappearance was the third time in five weeks the 31-year-old wife and mother from Burley had left her house at night. Another time, deputies located her disoriented and wet after another apparent sleep swim.

The woman's husband called the sheriff's office at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday to report his wife was missing. The woman was located, wet and hypothermic, on the riverbank about a quarter mile downstream from the house.

After her latest disappearance, a judge ordered a mental health evaluation. The sheriff's report says she was not found to be a danger to herself or others.