Let’s hear it for superhuman daughters! That, at least, is how we felt after hearing about Rachael Simmons. This 22-year-old was kicking back at her parents’ place in Plymouth, Mass. when she heard her father Adam scream. The jeep he’d been working on had fallen off the jack, pinning his leg beneath it.
We know what most daughters would have done in this instance: Scream, cry, call 9-1-1, the usual daughterly stuff. But Rachael was a different breed. She tried to lift the 5,600-pound jeep off her father—and, strangely enough, she managed to succeed, raising the car just enough that he could wiggle free.
By the time paramedics had arrived, Adam was sitting pretty with only minor cuts and bruises. Without his daughter’s heroic feat, he would have been so much worse off.
So the question remains: How’d this 22-year-old gal hoist a 5,600 hunk of metal? Superhuman feats of strength are not uncommon, and may be due to the adrenaline rush, which can give people unprecedented strength.
"I just lifted so he could get free,” Rachel explained to The Daily News. It was just the adrenaline rushing right through my body. I don't know if I would have been able to do it otherwise," she added.
In spite of her modesty, her dad was impressed. "She's my hero for it,” he said. “I don't know what would have happened if she wasn't here to rescue me."