Gutsy Grandma Survives 48 hours In Ravine

A 75-year-old grandmother is recovering on Tuesday at the United Regional Hospital after surviving two days in a ravine in Seymour on only Sprite and pond water.

Newschannel 6 had the opportunity to speak with the gutsy grandmother about her experience.

Wanda Mobley is being called the "Tough Texas Granny".  On Friday, she was heading from her home of Brownwood, Texas to a family reunion in McAllister, Oklahoma, when she took a turn for the worse.

“It was a big curve there and I thought that there was an animal or something out in the road and I didn't want to hit it.  I swerved and remember hitting the sign, it all seems so fast, it seemed like it just wham like that you know," said Mobley.

On Friday, Mobley's car flipped over and landed in a ravine five miles south of Seymour on Highway 183, and that's where she stayed for the next 48 hours.

“I just had to wait, someone was going to find me, I was confident in that.  I sat there a little bit and said alright, now you've got to do something," said Mobley.

Mobley did just that. On Friday, she took the rear view mirror off of her car, and smashed a hole through the windshield that she could crawl out of.

“And then on Saturday, I got in the car that night and slept some.  I woke up during the night I had some Sprite.  I think I drank two or three of them, that gave me a little energy.  I had realized a little pool of water on the side of the car that was clean, so then I sat down and exposed my stomach.   I took my t-shirt off and put it in that water and I sucked the water out of the t-shirt,"said Mobley.

Mobley said that Saturday was her worst night.

“I couldn't get back in the car, I laid in water all night and it was cold, I was just jerking," said Mobley.

On Sunday, Mobley's grandson-in-law found her.

“I said that was the sweetest voice I've ever heard in my life was him hollering Mama,” said Mobley.

On Tuesday, with a crushed vertebrae, bruises and a scrape on her arm, she is recovering as she drinks a Sprite.

“I just wasn't afraid.  I don't think I'll be taking any trips at all by myself," said Mobley.

Mobley's family told Newschannel 6 that they wanted to put out a Silver Alert for her, but were told that they couldn't. A Silver Alert is only for senior citizens who are not in their right mind.

Wednesday, Mobley will be transferred from the United Regional Hospital to a rehab facility in Fort Worth.

, Newschannel 6

Photos provided by: Brandon Cogburn