updated 1/7/2009 8:35:53 PM ET 2009-01-08T01:35:53

An 86-year-old woman who fell in the bathtub of her home in a Milwaukee suburb says she was trapped there for four days.

Lt. David Aamodt says police in Cudahy were called Tuesday to check on the woman after family members could not reach her for several days. Officers found a newspaper from Sunday outside when they arrived at the home.

Aamodt says police found the woman in the tub.

She told police that she couldn't get out after falling in and thought she'd been there for four days.

The woman was taken to a hospital. Police say they do not know her condition.

In Salt Lake City, an 82-year-old man who slipped and fell in his bathtub says he was trapped there for five days.

Lou Beddow was found Tuesday by a neighbor who noticed Beddow hadn't been walking his dog for a while.

The retired postal carrier says he survived on tap water after he slipped and fell in the tub Friday.

Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Scott Freitag says Beddow was hospitalized in serious condition and may have suffered compression injuries.

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