MARIETTA, Okla. (AP) -- An 86-year-old woman survived nearly 48 hours in her submerged car after it flipped into a creek while she was driving home from the airport.
"I was just sitting there in a weed patch with bugs all about me," Wanda Irene McKinnis said Sunday. "I was thorough about getting the bugs away from me. I'm not a person that likes bugs."
The car landed upside down Thursday night in the creek and McKinnis maneuvered until her head was in what she called "a bubble" of air.
"She's unbelievable," said Melinda Persons, a nurse at Love County Mercy Hospital.
"She has no injuries, she's just kind of beat up and she had a hair full of mud."
Help finally arrived late Saturday night when passers-by saw the car and notified authorities.
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