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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 18:22

An elderly woman fell off the Port Washington breakwater onto the armor stone below on Oct. 20 and had to be rescued by the fire department.
    Fire Chief Mark Mitchell said the 80-year-old woman, who is from Rochester, N.Y., was on the breakwater with her family about 3 p.m. when she apparently stepped backward and fell about four feet to the armor stone below.
    She fell on the harbor side of the breakwater, Mitchell said.
    Emergency crews immobilized the woman, who was transferred in a Stokes basket to shore and treated by medics there, he said.
    She was then transferred by ambulance to Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, he said.
    “It’s unfortunate she fell,” Mitchell said. But it’s lucky she fell on the harbor side of the breakwater rather than the lake side, he said, and that it was a nice day.
    “It would have been a lot different if she had fallen into the water,” he said. Daily Press