Woman, 87, trapped in elevator for 29 hours

An elevator. (Shutterstock)

An elevator. (Shutterstock)

SHAWN JEFFORDS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:24 AM ET

TORONTO - Ontario's health ministry is investigating after an 87-year-old woman was trapped in an elevator at a Mississauga, Ont., nursing home for 29 hours.

Rosalie Rowsell, a resident of Malton Village Long Term Care Facility, was trapped in the out-of-service elevator shortly after she returned from a family outing on Dec. 23.

She was last seen by a security guard around 8:30 p.m. that night after being signed in by her son. She was discovered by Peel Regional Police as they swept through the nursing home looking for her in the wee hours of the morning on Christmas Day.


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