Just ex­actly what hap­pened to me?

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS - By Ivy Jensen

A GEE­LONG woman was left with more than bad mem­o­ries dur­ing a house­boat hol­i­day to Echuca-Moama last month.

In fact, Linda War­bur­ton has lim­ited mem­o­ries of a par­tic­u­lar night she ended up un­con­scious with a black eye near the Echuca-Moama bridge dur­ing a drunken walk.

In the early hours of Au­gust 25, the 56-year-old be­came dis­ori­ented while fol­low­ing some friends into the bush near the Echuca-Moama bridge.

‘‘Af­ter a bot­tle and a half of wine I shouldn’t have done it. But I couldn’t find them so I just kept walk­ing,’’ she said.

‘‘I think I ended up walk­ing along Sturt St and then I don’t re­mem­ber any­thing un­til a taxi driver asked me if I was okay.

‘‘I ended up un­con­scious on the big round­about. I re­mem­ber walk­ing over to­wards Aldi but have no idea whether I tripped and hit my head or some­one hit me.’’

Linda said the fe­male taxi driver stopped and called her an am­bu­lance, wait­ing with her un­til it ar­rived.

‘‘She was so good to me,’’ she said.

Po­lice spoke with Linda be­fore she was taken in a neck brace to Echuca hospi­tal where she stayed for about six hours un­til she sobered up.

‘‘My eye was com­pletely black,’’ she said. ‘‘I still have a mas­sive lump on my brow bone.

‘‘If I fell over, it was my own fault but I don’t re­ally know if that’s what hap­pened. If it was me just be­ing drunk, I’m okay with it but not know­ing is stress­ing me out.’’

She is hop­ing to get some clo­sure and is ask­ing any­one who may have seen her that night to con­tact her.

‘‘I was hop­ing to get in touch with the taxi driver or any­one who wit­nessed my fall,’’ she said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that may help Linda can send her a pri­vate in­box to her facebook page (Linda Green) at www.facebook.com/lindy.loo01

CAN YOU HELP?: Linda War­bur­ton suf­fered a black eye dur­ing a drunken night while hol­i­day­ing in Echuca.

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