NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – A British woman sleepwalked straight into the sea — and only woke up when she swallowed a mouthful of water.
Marie Lord was fast asleep when she left her home in Weston-super-Mare, England, at around 1:30 a.m. one morning last month, reports the Bristol Post.
She walked for more than half a mile to the beach before walking down a set of steep concrete steps.
The 39-year-old was then shocked when she suddenly regained consciousness — and found herself in the freezing cold water.
She walked out of the surf — and her disoriented cries for help were luckily heard by a nearby hotel employee.
Lee Searle ran down to grab the clearly confused Lord, bundled her up in blankets and brought her into the building.
The 21-year-old then calmly called emergency services and Lord was taken to the nearby Weston General Hospital.
Lord was treated for the onset of hypothermia before returning home.
Lord, who said she hadn’t sleepwalked since she was a teen, praised Searle as a hero.
“He was so good to me that night. His parents must be so proud of him. I’m proud of him and he’s not even in my family,” she told the Telegraph.