Elderly woman rescued by firefighters after falling down lift shaft at Westcliff care home (From Southend Standard)
Elderly woman rescued by firefighters after falling down lift shaft at Westcliff care home
FIREFIGHTERS rescued an elderly woman after she fell four feet down a lift shaft at a Westcliff care home.
The 93-year-old woman had got up at about 5.50am and went to use the lift at Poppy Lodge in Drake Road.
She managed to open the door and walk straight in while the lift was on another floor.
The woman suffered cuts and bruises as well as a leg injury.
Leigh firefighters Ben Manning and Wayne Davey carried the woman to safety.
Ben said: "I got down there and lifted her out. She was shaken up and a bit bruised. We reassured her and gave her oxygen. We were just keeping her chatting, she was a lovely old girl."