Neighbor rescues injured woman from pile of debris
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:00 AM
A Winston County woman thanks her neighbors for rescuing her after last week's tornado trapped her under a pile of debris.
Alecia Coleman was thrown through a bathroom wall and into a mudhole by the EF-4 that tore through Louisville last week. Above, her husband Thomas sets aside pictures scavenged from the debris.
Alecia Coleman, of Brooksville Road, was taking shelter in a bathroom when the EF-4 tornado that tore through Winston County struck her home.
She was sitting on the commode when she was thrown through a wall and into a mud hole, said Thomas Coleman, Alecia's husband.
"She was trapped under a pile of debris," he said.
After the twister left the area and residents started to come out of shelter, a neighbor, Larry Loyd, heard her yelling for help.
"He [Loyd] got her out," Coleman said.
Alecia received a fractured knee, 15 stitches and a contusion from the storm, he added.
"But she's still alive."
Coleman and his son-in-law, Justin Chandler, were out Thursday picking through the debris looking for salvageable items.
"Our plan is to clean up and rebuild in Noxapater," Coleman said.