82-Year-Old Woman Survives 3-Story Fall

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — An 82-year-old Winona woman has survived a fall from a three-story apartment window.

Police say the woman suffered unspecified injuries when she fell Tuesday morning. She was reportedly conscious but disoriented after she landed on several potted plants.

Kay Schafer is a first-floor resident at the apartment complex where the fall occurred. She tells the Winona Daily News she heard a “thud” outside her window about 10:30 a.m. She says she looked outside and saw the conscious woman lying on her side, covered in potting soil.

It wasn’t immediately clear how she fell. No further details on her condition were immediately available.

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  • Le Moron

    She is my neighbor, Bouncing Betty.

  • Ruth

    What a fantastic little old day brightener! God bless bouncing Betty!!

  • Good Ol Boy

    I’m sorry, but this story is hilarious. I can’t help but visualizing an old lady mannequin falling into the potted plants, Saturday Night Live style, and then the real old lady getting up and dusting herself off and walking away. The visual is too much.

  • Steve

    Gravity works!

  • Phil Mcrackin

    Is she the the same old lady whose daughter turned her in to the SS for growing pot? Did she land on the pot? Well if she is then pot can save your life.


  • tiffany

    this woman was a 2nd grandmother to me. i love her dearly, and there is nothing funny about her falling. what if it was your grandmother, or mother? God works in mysterious ways and i am just greatful she is still here because i truly love me some betty!

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