Woman, 84, Trapped In Chair For Two Days


KARLSKRONA, Sweden, (UPI) — An 84-year-old Swedish woman who fell through the fabric of a chair on her balcony was stuck for two days, friends said.

Neighbors in Karlskrona told the Kvallsposten newspaper they became concerned when they noticed the woman’s newspaper hadn’t been brought inside and the woman failed to show up for church on Sunday, The Local.se reported Wednesday.

Friends and neighbors contacted the building’s caretaker, who was accompanied by Lilian Orrgren, chairwoman of the tenant’s association board, to the woman’s apartment Monday and they entered with the skeleton key.

The elderly woman said she had been enjoying the sunshine Saturday when the fabric of the chair tore and she fell through. She said she attempted to free herself but wound up trapped for two days.

The woman, who was conscious when she was found, was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

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