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Woman Angler, 63, Survives for 5 Days on Raft
« on: August 19, 2009, 01:18:30 PM »

Woman, 63, Survives for 5 Days on Raft

By NIGEL DUARA, AP
filed under: National News, Survival Stories


IOWA CITY, Iowa (Aug. 19) -- A 63-year-old eastern Iowa woman trapped on a small raft caught in tangled river brush could hear passing cars and people talking but wasn't discovered until a fisherman on his way to his favorite hole spotted her five days later, the woman's son said Tuesday.

Jeanne Schnepp's odyssey began last week with a fishing trip on a tiny inflatable raft along the Wapsipinicon River. But when the woman from Hale, Iowa, about 40 miles east of Cedar Rapids, found herself on raging waters that nearly flooded the banks, she partially deflated the raft and headed for the side...READ MORE
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