A local woman is on the mend after being sucked into a sinkhole in Newport Station.
The 52-year-old woman was walking along Pleasant Street shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday “when the ground gave way,” Windsor District RCMP Staff Sgt. Dan Austin said.
“Injuries appear to be minor in nature,” he added.
Paramedics and firefighters with the Windsor Fire Department rushed to the woman’s aid.
Windsor Fire Chief Scott Burgess predicted the sinkhole was roughly 36 inches, or three feet, deep.
“She slipped in the sinkhole under the road. She was completely down below the road level,” he said.
Burgess says they were able to remove the woman from the sinkhole quickly, and place her on a rescue board without incident. He confirmed that she was hurt, but did not go into details about the extent of her injuries.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) was called to repair the sinkhole. A DOT representative was unavailable for comment as of press time.