Monday, 21 August 2017
According to a New York Daily News report, the 61-year-old Leslie Kahn was at the end of a swim in her backyard pool when the step ladder to get out of the pool broke.
With no other means to come out, a physically weak Kahn found herself stuck with no one around to help.
For three hours, Kahn, a breast cancer survivor, struggled to come out till she managed to get her iPad using her swimming pool pole.
"I started off with 911 and an exclamation point. I wanted to get people's attention fast," Kahn was quoted as saying.
It was when technology showed wonders for her as the virtual Facebook community responded within minutes and one of her neighbours soon showed up in person after reading her post.
"I was really glad to see her friendly face, and I sent her inside for the toolbox. And then the police came and then a neighbour came from up the street because he'd seen the police," she said.
After being rescued, Kahn updated her town's Facebook page to let its 3,981 members know help arrived.
"You get through whatever life throws at you, and you ask for help. And be prepared to help others, and that's the way life is supposed to work," she added.
New catastrophe for US Navy as ten sailors go missing when destroyer collides with an oil tanker, just two months after USS Fitzgerald smashed into Filipino cargo ship drowning seven crew (27 Pics)
A picture of the US guided-missile destroyer after the collision shows the ship riding low in the water with a hole in its side near its waterline
Crew on board the USS John S. McCain, pictured, worked this morning to perform emergency repairs on the vessel
Search and rescue crews from Malaysia and Singapore are helped to look for the ten missing American sailors
Malaysia's navy chief Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin tweeted that two Malaysian naval ships were deployed to help
'Malaysian Navy, Airforce and Maritime vessels and aircrafts deployed for #USSJohnSMcCain SAR. Pse pray for their safety,' Badaruddin tweeted Monday
Pictured is a map of the area where the collision happened posted to Twitter by Malaysia's navy chief
There was no immediate explanation for the collision and the Navy said an investigation would be conducted. The Japan-based 7th Fleet said the McCain (pictured in June) was heading to Singapore for a routine port visit
The Alnic MC (file photo) is an oil and chemical tanker that sails under the Liberain flag. It is 600feet long and has a gross tonnage of 30,000. The John McCain is 505feet long
A map shows the location where the Alnic MC came to a halt after a collision with the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain east of Singapore
Seven US Navy sailors were killed in the Fitzgerald collision in June. They are (top row, left to right) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, CA; Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, VA; Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, CT; and Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, CA. Bottom row (left to right Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., from Elyria, OH; Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, MD; and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, TX