Woman survives 2 days in river
A 48-year-old New Yorker who survived almost two days bobbing in the choppy waters of a vast South American river said she was kept alive by a plastic bucket and the desire to see her daughter again.
Sherry Haynes, a resident of Brooklyn who was born in Guyana, was riding across Guyana’s Corentyne River in a water taxi on Oct. 24 when the speedboat apparently snagged on a fishing net and capsized.
Only Haynes and a crew member survived, while six died, including her sister and nephew.
She said prayer, and the desire to see her 19-year-old daughter again, kept her going.