An elderly woman with a wheeled walker accidently fell into the Tongelreep stream on Saturday afternoon.
It happened around 15.00 Hrs, near Vitalis Wissehaege, an assisted living group, on Herman Gorterlaan. A man and a woman that witnessed the accident immediately ran over to help and managed to get the woman back onto the shore.
The fire department arrived shortly thereafter and the rescue team took care of the woman. She was wrapped in a silver survival blanket and taken to hospital.
The woman lives independently in care home Wissenhaege, close to the accident scene. The footpath has been especially created for the care home residents.