perchance to float



This newstory is intriguing to me for some reason. Maybe because there's a hint of a magical realism kind of short story there.

HONOLULU -- A report of a body floating in a stream turned out to be a wake up call for rescuers.

The body found in Nuuanu Stream on Wednesday turned out to be a woman from Kalihi, outside Honolulu, who had fallen asleep but was very much alive. The 37-year-old woman, who was not seriously injured, told fire rescuers she was dreaming and had no idea how she got into the water.

The woman, whose name was not released, appeared to be sleeping and was startled when firefighters grabbed her, authorities said.

"She was shaking as if she was cold," Fire Capt. Jerry Spencer said.

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