A 39-year-old British woman sleepwalked straight into the sea — and only woke up when she swallowed a mouthful of seawater. Marie Lord was fast asleep when she left her home in Weston-super-Mare, England, at around 1:30 a.m. She walked for more than half a mile to the beach before walking down a set of steep concrete steps. Marie Lord 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.
British Woman Sleepwalks Half a Mile into the Ocean