SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A 28-year-old woman had to be rescued Monday night after she got stuck between two buildings in Santa Ana.
The Orange County Fire Authority said the woman fell 25 feet when she attempted to jump from the roof of a vacant building onto the roof of another structure around 6:30 p.m. at Edinger Avenue and Main Street.
“This lady was jumping from one building to another, and unfortunately, she fell between a tight spot. So our urban search and rescue firefighters, who train on this all the time, especially in confined spaces, they had to be lowered down into a very tight area, tie a harness around her and lift her up. She was scraped and she was scared, but they were able to carefully pull her up, get her on the roof and then lower her down,” said Capt. Steve Concialdi.
It took more than an hour for the woman to be freed from the 18-inch wide space. She was taken to a hospital with what were described as moderate injuries.