It was a couple, that near lives and went for a walk, that the body Tuesday afternoon noted. The emergency services were on the spot, and the woman quickly out of the water. Unfortunately, they could only be the death of the elderly lady still determine. It is going to be the 83-year-old Etienne V. N., a resident of the sheltered housing Boeyé-Van Landeghem. The woman has her whole life in Beveren lived and stayed, but since two month in the nursing home. It was Tuesday afternoon found where they are in the water. Her walker was, after all, just next to the roadside. In what circumstances, the woman in the water came out of it, is at the moment unclear. Along the Melkader are very popular hiking trails, but the place where the walker is found, is just one of the least accessible and overgrown verges. The place is somewhat secluded. The nearest habitation is The Poppy, a shelter home for persons with disabilities. The senior home itself is just 300 meters away from the place where the woman in the water ever since.Dramatic accident
The police of the zone Waasland North and the public prosecutor's office of East-Flanders to investigate the case. According to the initial findings would be a dramatic accident. The woman slipped on the wet grass. The banks are on that site is pretty steep and with concrete reinforced so they may not be more on its own power on the shore could scramble. Because it is a secluded place, no one has heard anything and was her body in the afternoon found.
“The staff had just pointed out that the concerned resident was not show up for the lunch,” says OCMW-president Dirk Van Esbroeck (CD&V). “Before, there was no reason for concern. The lady was still in her mind, and not dementerend. In the other case, residents are provided with a dwaaldetectiesysteem. They can be followed and, if necessary, will even sound an alarm as soon as they set foot outside the door. In Beveren and Melsele, we also have closed departments. In this case, however, it was a resident who was still very independent and active. They stayed not very long in our sheltered housing, but felt there was apparently good at home. She made regular walks in the area. Therefore, her disappearance only after a while was noticed. We go out of a very sad accident. The staff is the dismay, of course, very large.”