Old on for dear life! 97-year-old woman left dangling 35ft above the ground after slipping as she cleaned her fourth-floor windows

April 21, 2013 7:21 pm 0 comments Views: 3156

dfr97-year-old grandmother was left clinging to an air conditioning unit for half an hour after she slipped while cleaning windows.

Ukrainian Angela Artyomova was left hanging 35 feet above street level, suspended from the fourth floor, after her topple.

But the spritely pensioner managed to grab hold of an air conditioning unit at her flat at Rivne in the Ukraine after the fall, and then get her foot wedged in the bracket holding it in place.

Neighbours called firemen, and she was still hanging on by the time they arrived and rushed to get a ladder underneath her to help her back inside

She toppled outside while cleaning her windows, but despite her advanced age the spritely pensioner managed to grab the air conditioning unit She toppled outside while cleaning her windows, but despite her advanced age the spritely pensioner managed to grab the air conditioning unit
97-year-old Angela Artyomova was rescued after she was left hanging from an air conditioning unit 35 feet above street level97-year-old Angela Artyomova was rescued after she was left hanging from an air conditioning unit 35 feet above street level
Rescue teams at Rivne in the Ukraine were able to reach the grandmother who managed to get her foot wedged in the bracket holding it in placeRescue teams at Rivne in the Ukraine were able to reach the grandmother who managed to get her foot wedged in the bracket holding her in place

Her terrified calls for help were enough to alert passers by who called firemen, and she was still hanging on by the time firemen arrived and rushed to get a ladder underneath her to help her back inside.

Her petrified screams were heard by passers by who immediately called for helpHer petrified screams were heard by passers by who immediately called for help
Fire crews had no time to get an air cushion and instead used to a ladder to reach her. She had been hanging for at least 30 minutes before she was helped back insideFire crews had no time to get an air cushion and instead used to a ladder to reach her. She had been hanging for at least 30 minutes before she was helped back inside
She has now been treated for shock following the ordeal She has now been treated for shock following the ordeal

They used a ladder to speedily get to the OAP – who had been hanging for at least 30 minutes before she was helped back inside.

The grandmother was taken to hospital suffering from shock.

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