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Kids help woman trapped in shed

Joyce DeWeese (left) was rescued by Dillon Smith, 6 (center), and Emma Smith, 9 (right), earlier this week after getting trapped in her shed.

Joyce DeWeese (left) was rescued by Dillon Smith, 6 (center), and Emma Smith, 9 (right), earlier this week after getting trapped in her shed.

A Nelson Township woman is grateful to two neighbor children who came to her aid earlier this week, after she accidentally shut herself in her shed.

Joyce DeWeese, of 17 Mile Ride, said she was in her shed about 3:30 p.m. when a plank she was carrying bumped the overhead door and it came down with a crash. “The shed’s in terrible condition,” she said.

Dillon Smith, 6, and his sister Emma, 9, children of Jarrod and Olivia Smith, were next door, at the home of their grandparents, Danny and Carla Lawrence. Dillon went outside and heard Joyce calling for help, but thought it was someone calling a dog. Finally he told his grandmother, and she and the two children went outside, where they heard Joyce calling, and discovered she was trapped in the shed.

Joyce said that Emma noticed another door on the shed that was bolted and unlocked it. She then put her shoulder to the door and forced it open.

Joyce said she called for help for quite awhile. “I was in there about 45 minutes,” she explained. “They had a hard time hearing me because of the cars going by.”

Joyce is grateful that Dillon heard her calling, and that Emma helped get her out. “I just want to thank for them for what they did,” she said.

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One Response to “Kids help woman trapped in shed”

  1. Dawn Buckley says:

    Emma and Dillon are also our grandchildren. So proud of them for their heroic efforts. Frank and Dawn Buckley

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