VIDEO: Woman rescued after being trapped under collapsed awning for 10 hours

By , WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

A woman in Cook County, Illinois went out to shovel snow behind her home on Monday afternoon, but she became trapped for hours under a collapsed awning.

The Schiller Park woman in her 50s was trapped for about 10 hours under an awning that came down under the weight of ice and snow.

A family member returned home and discovered the collapsed awning at about 10 p.m. and called 911.

Schiller Park Fire Chief Michael Cesaretti said she was calling for help from a void beneath the awning, but could not be heard.

CBS 2 reporter: She was there for 10 hours. Did you hear her screaming or anything coming from the backyard.

"No, not from the backyard. I don't know, maybe because stuff was on top of her or what happened, but I didn't really hear anything," said neighbor Jessica Melesio.

"I’m just happy she’s fine, and they were able to get to her when they did."

Firefighters used an inflatable bag to lift the awning and get her out.

According to CBS 2, the woman was taken to a nearby trauma center. She was reported to be in stable condition.

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