A woman wedged between two buildings was rescued in Portland, Oregon on Jan. 16. According to ABC News, the woman fell 20 feet and got stuck between two buildings where she stayed for about 4 hours. Her name and age have not been released to the public.
"Portland firefighters cut a hole through concrete and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free [her]. Rescuers had built a platform beneath the woman and had turned on a portable heater to keep her warm in temperatures just above freezing. The air bag was used to spread the walls," ABC News reported.
The woman wedged between buildings was "in good spirits" following her rescue. It is unclear exactly what happened and how the woman fell to begin with. According to witnesses, she was seen smoking while walking on the roof of a two-story building. She may have not been paying attention to where she was walking or perhaps she got too close to the edge of the building.
Upon her exit, the woman appeared extremely relieved and happy. If she had been trapped for longer she may have faced more severe injuries. Extreme dehydration and circulation problems could have prohibited her from getting out of that tight space.
The woman wedged between two buildings didn't have any reported broken bones.
© Effie Orfanides 2013