Woman found bound, naked in Florida storm drain

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Police in Fort Myers, Florida, are investigating how a woman became trapped in a storm drain, legs bound and naked.

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Police said a man leaving a restaurant Friday afternoon when he heard someone calling for help. He followed the sound to a storm drain, The Fort Meyers News-Press reported.

Police said they found the woman, who was not identified, sitting at the bottom of the drain with straps on her legs. Police had to call the fire department to remove the grate covering the drain and then lift her out, according to the newspaper.

They said she is a transient who had stayed at a nearby hotel in August for a few days. While police spoke with a person she had stayed with, hotel staff did not recognize her.

Police said the woman would not cooperate with them.

She was taken to an area hospital for treatment, WBBH reported.