Portland Woman Trapped Between Two Buildings Freed
(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Oregon firefighters have rescued a woman who was trapped between a very narrow space created by the outside walls of two buildings.
The unidentified woman fell between the parking garage of the Gretchen Kafoury Commons apartment building and the Joyce Furman building in Portland around 3:45 a.m. PST, firefighters told ABC News’ Portland affiliate KATU.
Firefighters cut a door-size opening in one of the concrete walls and used lubricant to help her slide out from where she was stuck.
When she finally managed to squeeze out of the space, the woman looked relieved and pumped her arms in the air. She hugged and kissed her husband and paramedics quickly took her away to be examined for injuries.
The woman was stuck in a space that is roughly one-foot wide. A team of firefighters worked to cut out portions of the concrete walls to free the woman.
Dispatchers told KATU that someone called 911 at around 3:45 a.m. to report that a woman had fallen between the buildings. She was walking on the roof of the two-story building when she fell, according to KATU. The other building is 8 stories tall.
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