KOKOMO, Ind. - A 93-year-old woman was on the floor of her central Indiana home for three days before her shouts got the attention of a newspaper carrier.
Police said Esther Wilkins fell inside her Kokomo home after returning from church Wednesday evening and she was found Saturday morning. She went without food or water for three days until a newspaper carrier came to her rescue.
Wilkins said she's feeling better after a hospital stay and that she's grateful newspaper carrier Sam Gregory heard her yelling for help, the Kokomo Tribune reported.
"I noticed the last couple of days that her papers had been piling up on her door, which is unusual because she usually gets her paper every day," Gregory told RTV6.
Wilkins said when she fell she landed in the kitchen but was eventually able to use a chair to wheel herself near the front door. She said Gregory always put the newspaper on her door handle so she moved close to the door for his arrival about 5 a.m. Saturday.
"She kept saying, 'Sam help me, Sam help me,' and it was kind of a cry because she'd been there so long," he said. "It was faint at first, but once she realized she got my attention she started pounding and it actually took me a while to get her to realize that she got my attention."