Woman re­ported dead dur­ing Michi­gan flood is alive

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

STER­LING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A woman who city officials said died in mas­sive flood­ing this week in the Detroit area has a mes­sage to share. “I’m alive,” Jena David says. War­ren Fire Chief David Fred­er­ick had said some­one pulled a Ster­ling Heights woman from her car Mon­day and car­ried her into a nearby busi­ness. She was un­con­scious when fire­fight­ers ar­rived and placed her in an emer­gency ve­hi­cle. City officials said the woman died.

But, as it turns out, David, 30, re­gained con­scious­ness in her hos­pi­tal bed. Doc­tors dis­charged the Wayne State Univer­sity psy­chol­ogy stu­dent, and her fa­ther drove her home.

David saw a news re­port about a 30-year-old woman who had died af­ter be­ing car­ried into a Buddy’s Pizza lo­ca­tion by an un­known man.

Then, it dawned on her: “They’re talk­ing about me. Every­one thinks I’m dead,” she told The Detroit News.

“Now, my friends don’t be­lieve me when I tell them I’m the girl who sup­pos­edly died at the Buddy’s Pizza,” she said, calling it “a strange kind of feel­ing.”

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