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Elderly Woman Trapped in Garage After Fall

Nov. 6, 2015

An 89-year-old Glen Arbor woman was trapped in her garage for a day after falling and being unable to get to a phone or back to her residence to call for help. A Leelanau County Sheriff's Office deputy was dispatched to the residence in the 7800 block of Dune Highway Wednesday to conduct a welfare check after the woman hadn't been heard from in over 24 hours. Based on the woman's medical history, the deputy requested Glen Lake EMS meet him at the scene to assist with the welfare check.

Authorities found the woman lying on the floor in her garage. Personnel were able to assist the woman at the scene and transported her to Munson Medical Center for additional treatment. Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich reminds seniors to try and have a cell phone with them at all times so they have a means of communication if they are away from their land line. Services including Life Alert, Alert 1 and Lifeline can also summon assistance for seniors in emergency situations.

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