Teen Mom 3’s Matt McCann rescued fiancée Lekota Koch from a rushing river

Matt McCann - Lekota Koch

Teen Mom 3‘s Matt McCann and fiancée Lekota Koch had quite the scare last weekend when a hike went very wrong. Unfortunately for the pair, reports of their accident stirred up drama with followers — with some accusing Matt of being back on drugs. We spoke with Lekota today to get her side of the story.

Lekota explained that after Matt returned from celebrating Easter with daughter Arabella, they decided to take a hike in the woods. After a while, they came upon an abandoned building. They wanted to check it out, but were blocked by a stream.

“On both sides were these two cement slabs we could use to jump across,” Lekota told us. “I decided to go first and, when I jumped, I slipped and hit the other cement slab and went into the water. The current was very fast and it was all pouring into basically a sinkhole.”

Lekota said she tried to swim against the current, but it was too strong.

Lekota Koch Sinkhole
She shared this picture on Twitter to demonstrate what the sinkhole looked like. The one she encountered was like this, but “with a bunch of rocks around it.”

“That’s when Matt jumped in and grabbed me,” Lekota said, adding their friend was able to help pull her out of the water. “I remember getting to the car and that is when I blacked out for about 12 hours.”

When she woke up the next day, she was “dizzy wobbly” and couldn’t remember anything besides trying to jump. Her sister took her to the ER and doctors told her she was likely experiencing post-traumatic stress. That, she said, explained why she blacked out afterward.

Although Lekota credited Matt with saving her life, she said on Twitter that they were taking “a break from each others company” for a while. At that point, some people accused Matt of being back on drugs — apparently assuming that’s why Lekota needed space. She didn’t let those rumors float around for long before firing back.

“Matt hasn’t relapsed… We are still very much together. Matt’s taking this time to handle custody s**t and I’m taking my time to recover,” Lekota said on Twitter. “I told Matt I needed to be alone, so he packed and went to his moms. We are still together.”

She added to us that drugs weren’t involved either before or after.

“Matt has not relapsed and im not a drug user,” Lekota said. “I even refused the anxiety pills they prescribed me.”

Fortunately, Lekota is now on the mend and said the scare brought her and Matt closer together. But, considering Matt previously dealt with his own nature-related medical emergency, maybe it’s time they find less outdoorsy hobbies!

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  • Jean

    Umm… extremely sketchy story. You blacked out and no one took you to the hospital until you woke up? So they carried your body into their house and waited 12 hours for you to wake up? What if she never woke up? How would they explain that?

    • Renee L

      You’re brave! I saw that long ass story and thought I really don’t want to read that much about Matt McCann and skipped right to the comments! They look alike though.

    • Renee L

      I gave in and read. What I also thought was sketchy was he saved her life and she said she needs alone time? So he packed and went to his moms? Very weird.

    • Just sayin

      Not that I disagree with these 3 being sketchy but I think she meant blacked out as in doesn’t remember the next 12 hours not actually went unconscious ..

  • Red

    This has scketchy written all over it. I was rooting for them at first, but now I’m wondering if they may be into some bad habits again. There are too many missing pieces and they have shown some very unhealthy co-dependency with one another :/ A bunch of this just doesn’t add up. Sure things happen, but I’d be pissed as hell if I blacked out for 12 hours and I was never brought to a hospital until I woke up.

  • spottedgiraffe

    Lol she looks like amber from season one

  • Matt Mccann

    We didnt pass out, we blacked out, meaning we dont remember the car ride home or the rest of that night. We went to the hospital and they said it was our bodies handling the trauma. Theres nothing sketchy or missing about this story. Also, I went to my moms because her house is closer to the court house. Koda came over the next day. Honestly, youre making something out of nothing.

    • der

      Why r u saying ‘we blacked out’ ‘we didnt remember car ride’ thought it was just ur girl that was hospitalized…

      • Matt Mccann

        No, we both blacked out. Koda went to the ER. I chose not to. She took it worse than I did. Ive died before and ive fallen off a cliff before. Im clearly passed the shocked stage.

  • HoardersFan

    PTSD or a concussion?? Doesn’t make sense

    • Matt Mccann

      No, her body was in shock and her mind was traumatized. You cant diagnose ptsd until 6 months after the incident.

      • MarvelousBeauty

        You don’t have to explain yourself to anyone. I hope you are both okay and I hope you do find your way back to each other. Stay strong. If not for Arabella than for yourself. You have it in you. I have faith.