Neighbours lend a hand

Residents assist a 93-year-old woman had had fallen inside her home

She had fallen, and she couldn’t get up.

A 93-year-old Vernon woman fell in her home in the 4500 block of Valleyview Place Sunday afternoon. And when she discovered she couldn’t get up, the woman crawled toward a door in her home and began yelling for help.

“Two neighbours out for a walk at about 4:30 p.m. heard a cry for help,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The door was locked so the couple took the extra step of the man hoisting the woman up over the balcony railing to find out why there was a cry for help.

Police were contacted and they got a hold of the woman’s son who came over to the house.

The woman was adamant that she did not want to go to the hospital to be checked out.

“Thanks to the help of good neighbours for taking that extra time to follow-up on the call for help, she was able to receive medical attention and the help she needed,” said Molendyk. “Things ended well.”