Cornwall woman trapped for days in patio furniture
“WE don’t actually know how long she was there for but it was quite a long time,” said Polruan station manager Peter Ripley, of the woman found trapped in her patio furniture.
“It was one of those metal deck chairs with a canvas seat. The canvas had broken and she slipped right down in the seat and couldn’t move. It wasn’t until her neighbour came to water the garden that she was discovered. Paramedics came and she was taken to hospital as a precaution. She hurt her right leg, as her legs had been over the bar.
“She was in the sun all of the time too so she was dehydrated and quite brown.We don’t get a lot of these type of incidents but people who haven’t used their deck chairs for a while should be careful and check them before use, especially the elderly.”
Next week: tanning in swing chairs.