Woman swallowed by sinkhole while hanging out washing

Woman swallowed by sinkhole while hanging out washing
Published: 2014 November 26 07:32:18 (10139 Views)
52-year-old Christina Beaumont from Melbourne was swallowed by a three-metre deep sink hole while hanging out her washing in her back garden.

The mother-of-six was forced to tread the water for 20-minutes until neighbours luckily heard her cries for help and called the fire brigade.

Ms Beaumont was then heaved out of the hole with ropes.



After her rescue, Ms Beaumont collapsed in her home – but tests suggested her condition was not serious.

Engineers are now looking into what caused the 60cm-wide sinkhole.

Initial suggestions include it being the site of an old well.



Source - SkyNews

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