95- year-old Vizhinjam woman falls inside well; rescued
Kovalam: Fire and Rescue Service Personnel saved the life of a 95-year-old woman who fell inside a well near her home. Vizhinjam native Devaki fell inside the well that was 25 feet deep. The incident happened on Wednesday at 11.30 am.
Devaki is living with her daughter here.
Relatives said that Devaki usually goes outside the house soon after waking up every day. On the day of the incident, Devaki did not return after leaving the house at 7 am. She was spotted inside the well by a youth named John. She was holding onto a rope in neck- deep water. Following this, Vizhinjam police and Fire and Rescue Service were informed of the incident. Fire and Rescue Service personnel climbed down into the well and rescued Devaki using a net.
She was inside the well for more than 4 and a half hours. After rescuing her, Devaki was shifted to a health centre.