SAN ANTONIO – Firefighters rescued a woman from a drainage ditch at a Northwest Side apartment complex on Sunday after she fell into the steep hole.
First responders were called to the Crown Ridge Apartment Homes at 18385 Babcock Road around 9 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they saw the woman at the bottom of the ditch. People who live at the complex estimate the hole is between 10 and 15 feet deep.
Witnesses told KSAT-12 that the woman went to grab her relative's cellphone when she tumbled down the steep ditch.
A woman at Crown Ridge Apartments went to grab her cousins cellphone, she fell about 10-15 feet in a drainage ditch and sustained significant but non-life threatening injuries. Rescue crews were able to get her out and she is on the way to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/p3A8Cyshta— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) January 15, 2018
According to the San Antonio Fire Department, the woman may have suffered broken ankles in the fall, but is expected to be OK.
She was freed from the ditch after an hour of rescue efforts. Firefighters said the rescue required extra hands because the trench was so deep.