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Woman asks Facebook friends for help with getting out of swimming pool after ladder broke

By Mason White 4:46 PM August 21, 2017
Leslie Kahn
Leslie Kahn
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman in New Hampshire, is lucky to be alive thanks to her Facebook friends who came to rescue her from a swimming pool.

61-year-old Leslie Kahn of Epping, was swimming in her pool on Friday, when the ladder broke.

She tried to hoist herself out of the pool, but she was too weak to get out. She remained in the pool for three hours, until she managed to reach her iPad, using a swimming pool pole.

Kahn posted a message on the Epping Squawks Facebook group. Letting all the members know that she was stuck in the pool.

She started the message off with 911, to communicate a sense of urgency. Within minutes, her neighbor came to the pool along with police to help.

Kahn said that is how Facebook works, it is a community of members who help one another in time of need.