Elderly woman standing on window ledge rescued by SCDF officers

An elderly woman, believed to be in her 70s, was seen standing on the ledge of her kitchen window on the top floor of a Housing Board block in Yishun on Monday.

It is not known how she ended up on that 11th storey ledge but Singapore Civil Defence Force officers managed to pull her to safety within 15 minutes, said an eyewitness. She was later taken to Khoo Teck Puat hospital in an ambulance.

SCDF officers inflated a life pack at the bottom of the block of flats. They later secured her using rescue ropes before helping her back into her kitchen.

A spokesperson for the hospital said she was warded and in stable condition with no visible injuries.