WATERVILLE, Wash. - An 83-year-old woman is resting at a Wenatchee hospital in satisfactory condition after falling into a backyard well on Christmas Eve.
Ernestine Eggers fell into a well just off her family carport in Waterville and spent about 20 minutes in cold water before she was rescued.
Emergency crews said they found her almost unconscious, sitting in several feet of water at the bottom of the well.
Deputies said Eggers and her husband routinely remove snow from their driveway by shoveling it into the opened well. They said she stumbled into the well after the lid was left off.Her husband, Lawrence Eggers, said Wednesday she remains in the hospital's intensive care unit but is "doing okay."