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Woman Sleepwalks Into River

Woman Sleepwalks Into River

Airdate: 09/13/2012

It is the most incredible story of sleepwalking you’ll ever hear. A woman actually sleepwalked right into a river while she was fast asleep.

31-year-old Allyson Bair is a happily married mother of two and lives in a river-front home in Idaho.

“I was sound asleep in the middle of the river,” Bair told INSIDE EDITION.

Bair is a regular sleepwalker who wanders the house. One night, she was even found in the bathtub. Typically, her husband, Cody leads her back to bed. But her sleepwalking took a dangerous turn.

After putting her kids to bed, Bair had her most frightening episode of sleepwalking yet.

In the middle of the night, she walked barefoot down a barely-lit path barefoot in her pajamas without waking up.

“I think I walked down the road to the river and got in the water at the dock,” she said.

Her husband woke up and found her gone. Her mom, who lives with them called 911.

911 operator: "You don't know where she is?"
Mom:" I can't find her anywhere."
911 operator: "Do you know what she was wearing?"
Mom: "Light colored pajamas."

The dispatcher contacted police.

911 operator: “Be advised that her daughter sleepwalks. Unknown direction of travel.”

Bair ended up floating smack in the middle of the fast-moving Snake River.

“When I woke up I was very scared, I was disoriented,” she said.

She had drifted more than a half-mile from her home. She climbed an embankment and waited for help.

“I could have died,” she said.

Police boats found her, cold and shivering at 7:30 in the morning.

Not taking any chances, her husband has now installed alarms around the house and even screwed their sliding door shut—not to keep burglars out, but to keep his wife in.

“Outside of chaining her to the bed, there is nothing else I can do to protect her,” he said.

Because nobody wants this to happen again.

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