A NYU student was rescued after getting stuck between two buildings, where he stayed wedged for almost two days. The student was reported missing, but it wasn’t until his friends asked authorities to check the roof that he was found wedged between his dorm building and another building, according to ABC News on Nov. 4.
19-year-old Asher Vongtau was wedged tightly between the two concrete walls, so his rescue was no easy feat for the NYFD. They had to cut a piece of the concrete wall away to save the college sophomore. The rescue took over an hour and a half. The space that Vongtau was wedged in between was only 18-inches.
According to “Fox and Friends” live on Monday Nov. 4, the college student was on the roof during a fire drill and somehow slipped, wedging himself in this tight space. A NYU safety officer found Vongtau’s cell phone on the roof then he heard him moan, leading the rescuers to the spot where he was.
Vongtau suffered a fractured head, pelvis and arm and he had injuries to his spleen and lungs. He is in an area hospital listed in serious condition today. His friends were seen talking to the media saying that it was due to their prompting of authorities to check the roof that led to the discovery of the missing college student wedged between his dorm building and adjacent parking garage.
The student’s mother is reportedly on her way to NYC to be by her son’s side while he recuperates from this horrific ordeal.