Rescuers Free Woman Wedged Between 2 Buildings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Portland firefighters used an air bag to spread walls to free an Oregon woman who fell part of the way down a 20-foot wall and got herself stuck between two buildings.

The woman spent about four hours in a space 8 to 10 inches wide Wednesday morning. In addition to the air bag, rescuers also cut a hole and used a soapy substance to lubricate the concrete block walls.

After the woman emerged at 7:30 a.m., she raised her face, clenched her fists and shouted, "Oh, my God."

Witnesses told TV stations she had been seen smoking or walking on the roof of a two-story building before she fell.

Authorities didn't immediately name the woman.


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