Need to Watch: 70-year-old lady survives with only 2 bananas while trapped in car for 5 days

 

Airlifted to hospital after being discovered trapped in her car down a steep embankment for five days and nights, this seventy-year-old woman demonstrated her tenacity.

Sharon Leaming was returning to Rochester from her holiday home in North Cove, when she suddenly felt dizzy and unwell, and part of her face started drooping.

Tammie Pennypacker, Sharon’s daughter said, “She knew she was in trouble.”

She lost control of her car, and as it plummeted down the embankment, Sharon, who also suffers from early stages dementia, wondered if she would survive.

“As she was flying, my mom said all she could think was, God, don’t let this be today that I die,” said Tammie.

When her family realized she was missing they alerted police and joined the search for her, along the route she would have taken.

Sharon could hear her mobile phone ringing as her children tried to contact her, but was unable to reach it. Rescue teams searched for three days before they located her.

Need to Watch: 70-year-old lady survives with only 2 bananas while trapped in car for 5 days
Posted on July 4, 2017
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Airlifted to hospital after being discovered trapped in her car down a steep embankment for five days and nights, this seventy-year-old woman demonstrated her tenacity.

Sharon Leaming was returning to Rochester from her holiday home in North Cove, when she suddenly felt dizzy and unwell, and part of her face started drooping.

Tammie Pennypacker, Sharon’s daughter said, “She knew she was in trouble.”

She lost control of her car, and as it plummeted down the embankment, Sharon, who also suffers from early stages dementia, wondered if she would survive.

“As she was flying, my mom said all she could think was, God, don’t let this be today that I die,” said Tammie.

When her family realized she was missing they alerted police and joined the search for her, along the route she would have taken.

Sharon could hear her mobile phone ringing as her children tried to contact her, but was unable to reach it. Rescue teams searched for three days before they located her.

Her nephew Bob Stewart had joined the search when he heard something. “I saw bark off of a tree and just a little bit of brush that was smashed down,” Stewart said.

“I heard someone yelling. I thought it was a neighbor across the road yelling for an animal, and I realized the sound was coming from in the brush right below where I was standing, and I just said, ‘She’s here. I found her. Get everybody here right now,” he said.

Sharon had been able to keep her mouth moist with the small amount of water she had, as she kept screaming for help. The only food she ate during her five-day ordeal was two bananas.

“She’s doing really well. She’s joking and happy to be here and already planning her next trip down the beach,” said her nephew.

Doctors have determined Sharon has a broken ankle, heel and a ruptured chest. She is expected to make a full recovery.