Near Drowning At Daylesford

A 58-year-old woman had a lucky escape after falling into a flooded stormwater drain in Daylesford last night.

The Daylesford woman fell down an embankment and into the Raglan Street drain about 8.50pm.

She was carried some distance in the fast-flowing water before coming to a stop in a culvert and managing to grab hold of a metal pole.

With water reaching her neck, she cried out for help but wasn’t heard over the roar of the water.

Miraculously, the woman was able to fight against the force of the water and climb up the embankment to safety.

She walked to a nearby friend’s house where she was treated for only minor cuts and bruises.

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