Woman reported dead in SE MI flood is alive

Jena David. (Courtesy photo)
Jena David. (Courtesy photo)

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 bystanders 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 30-year-old woman died.

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

The Detroit News reports David learned about the reports of her so-called “death” the next day.

She tells the newspaper the ordeal left her with “a strange kind of feeling.”


Information from: The Detroit News

Photos: Detroit area under water

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