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Woman trapped in car for 8 days shares her story

Kay Springer, 62, disappeared in June and was found trapped in her car after eight days in a ditch in Muskogee.

Woman trapped in car for 8 days shares her story

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In June, 62-year-old Kay Springer disappeared and was later found trapped in her car in a ditch.

Her rescue came after eight long days without much food and or water. Her inhaler also ran out on the first day. She said she hallucinated and saw movie stars, rescue workers and her own children.

On Thursday she spoke about how she survived.

Springer's miraculous story begins when became disoriented in the middle of running errands. She ended up along the Arkansas River below a local Oklahoma highway. Her car was stuck in the mud and the only way out was up steep embankments. There was no way she would be able to climb out.

“People ask me if I was afraid," Springer sead. "Well, I didn’t have the brain capacity to be afraid.”

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After Springer was rescued, doctors were able to figure out how she had gotten lost. She was once again fighting cancer.

“The tumor came back and swelled up and just knocked me out,” Springer said. “I begged and I pleaded for someone to help me and no one would,” she said.

The days dragged on and Springer drifted in and out of a present state of mind. Even when she understood her situation, her COPD prevented her from getting to help.

“I could see the exit. I could see the road. I could see the trucks going by,” Springer said.

She knew she needed to find a way to get water, which is when she remembered the shopping bags from the errands she’d run. They made perfect rain catchers.

“I’d tie them up and hang them on the car doors,” Springer said.

Finally a fisherman saw Springer from the river. “And I thought OK, is this guy real? Is he my miracle?” Springer said.

He was her miracle and Springer got to go home to her family.

“I was not going to die down there. I’d have sat there forever. I was not going to die,” Springer said.

Springer had the tumor removed in the last few weeks. Doctors were able to get all of it and now she’s getting radiation and spending time at home with her four grandchildren. 

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