Elderly Chinese woman rescued after falling from a balcony

Dramatic moment elderly woman DANGLES upside down on a clothes hanger after falling off a 19th floor balcony in China

  • The incident happened in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province in southern China 
  • The woman fell off the balcony while hanging out her washing to dry
  • The 82-year-old woman was tangled in a clothes line which saved her life 

Chinese firefighters rescued an elderly woman who slipped over the edge of a balcony and got caught in a clothes rack. 

The 82-year-old woman was hanging out her washing on the 19th floor balcony of her apartment in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province in southern China when she had an accident. 

The woman’s legs became entangled on a clothes rack of the 18th floor while her head, arms and torso were dangling over the 17th floor. 

An elderly woman fell from a 19th floor balcony in southern China before getting caught in a clothes line which prevented her from plunging to her death 

Firefighters were able to rescue the woman who escaped serious injury 

Firefighters and police were able to wrap a rope around the woman’s torso and lift her to safety

Amazingly, the woman avoided serious injury despite her ordeal 

Firefighters held her legs on the 18th floor while another team attached a rope around her body on the 17th floor. 

The rescuers were then able to pull the woman up to safety. Officials said she was fatigued but was not seriously injured. 

An investigation into the incident showed the woman was hanging out her own washing when she tumbled over the edge of the balcony.   

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