Elderly Woman Rescued After Falling Into Open Manhole

August 10, 2012 Updated Aug 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM EDT

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Elderly Woman Rescued After Falling Into Open Manhole

August 10, 2012 Updated Aug 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM EDT

A scary fall for a 74-year-old Illinois woman earlier this week.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the woman fell into an uncovered manhole while walking behind a shopping center on Monday. The woman used her cellphone to call for help after falling into the seven-foot hole, and was treated and released from a hospital after being rescued, according to the Chicago Tribune report.

Read the Chicago Tribune story HERE.