Calif. firefighters rescue nude woman found wedged between buildings
Orange County Fire Authority crews had to cut through an 8-inch-thick concrete wall to rescue the woman
The Charlotte Observer
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — Workers at a noisy California auto body shop had a tough time figuring out the source of what sounded like a woman screaming Tuesday afternoon, firefighters say.
Just after 2 p.m., they called police for help, KTLA reported. Officers climbed onto the roof to have a look around.
That’s when police discovered a nude woman wedged in the 10-inch gap between the auto shop and another building, the Orange County Register reported.
“It’s big enough for a cat, or maybe a dog, but definitely not a human,” Max Benett, owner of Tim’s Auto Repair and Smog, told the publication.
Firefighters eventually cut a hole in one wall to rescue the woman, the Orange County Fire Authority reported on Twitter.
Firefighters continue to breach the wall while keeping an eye on the female and ventilating the area. pic.twitter.com/ZJe6ZyqmmH— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) July 13, 2021
The rescue operation, which involved cutting through an 8-inch-thick concrete wall, took more than two hours, KABC reported.
The woman, who did not seem seriously hurt, was taken to a hospital, according to the station.
While she was able to talk to fire crews, the woman did not reveal how she became trapped between the buildings, KTLA reported.
“That’s a mystery to all of us here right now,” Capt. Thanh Nguyen of the Orange County Fire Authority told the station.
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