PORTLAND -- Portland Fire Bureau were crews trying to rescue a woman Wednesday morning who somehow got wedged between two buildings at 12th and Columbia in downtown Portland.
The incident began about 3:45 a.m. when a woman was seen on a second-story smoking area, a witness told KGW. The woman was climbing on a wall before apparently falling between the two buildings, the witness said.
She had somehow fallen into a tight space at the Gretchen Kafoury Commons and an adjacent building.
Firefighters first tried a rope rescue, then decided to cut through the wall of a parking garage to free her.
The woman was alert, agitated but did not appear to be seriously injured. She was talking with rescue crews as they sawed through concrete block walls.
About 6:15, firefighters had managed to start removing sections of the wall. The woman's husband was also brought to the scene to help calm her.