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Injured elderly woman trapped in car filled with freezing cold water for five hours

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

An elderly woman was trapped in a car for five hours as it filled with icy-cold water after she crashed down a steep bank into a creek in Central Otago..

The woman, who crashed down a bank on State Highway 85 on Saturday, managed to call 111 moments before her phone died.

She did not know where she was and phone signals suggested she could have been between Palmerston and Omakau, a police spokesperson said on Facebook.

Fire crews and police found the woman in the car near the Wedderburn Tavern at 9.30pm.

The woman had a badly broken arm and was given pain relief by first responders before being extracted and carried up an extremely steep slope to the rescue helicopter and taken to Dunedin Hospital.

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