Portland woman wedged between 2 buildings rescued
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Firefighters in downtown Portland, Ore., were able to cut through a parking garage wall to rescue a woman who somehow got wedged between two buildings.
As of 8:30 a.m. (Mountain) the woman has been rescued and is receiving medical attention. Lt. Damon Simmons says they were called at 3:46 a.m. 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 broke through concrete blocks, but went very slowly for safety. By 7 a.m. they had two window-size holes on either side of the woman and were using a heater to keep her warm. She's 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.