Woman, 76, falls through manhole

August 8, 2012 8:21:39 PM PDT
A woman who fell through a suburban manhole may have been saved by her cell phone.

The incident happened Monday in Palatine behind a supermarket near Hicks and Dundee.

The cover of the manhole was missing.

The 76-year-old woman fell about twelve feet and used her phone to call the emergency dispatcher.

Because she wasn't clear on where she was it took a long time to find her.

The woman was not seriously injured.

Police say the owner of the property was notified of the missing cover on Friday but didn't order a replacement until Monday after the accident.


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