Woman rescued after being wedged between two buildings in Portland
Firefighters in downtown Portland, Oregon had to cut through the wall of a parking garage wall to rescue a woman who somehow got wedged between two buildings. The woman was freed after an ordeal that lasted several hours and appeared to be in good condition.
Lt. Damon Simmons says they were called at 3:46 am (local time) Wednesday to a report of a person trapped.
He says she fell partially down a 20-foot wall and stuck three or four feet off the ground.
Rescuers had to break through concrete blocks, but going very slowly for safety. By 7:00 am they had two window-size holes on either side of the woman and were using a heater to keep her warm. She's was conscious and talking with rescuers.
Simmons did not have information on how the woman fell. Witness told TV stations she had been seen smoking or walking on the roof of a two-story building.
The woman appeared to walk out of the tight spot on her own volition and gave rescuers a cheer. She was brought to a local hospital to be checked out.
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