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Woman Rescued From Between Downtown Portland Buildings Out Of Hospital

AP | Jan. 17, 2013 2:17 p.m. | Portland

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A woman who spent four hours wedged between the walls of two buildings in downtown Portland has been released from the hospital, but how she got into such a predicament remains unknown.

Firefighters help rescue woman trapped between buildings.

Firefighters help rescue woman trapped between buildings.

Dick Harris / Portland Fire and Rescue

The woman fell into the space 8 inches wide early Wednesday. Firefighters cut a hole through concrete and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free her.

The woman was taken to a hospital, where she had been listed under the name Anita Mann. She was released late Wednesday.

Portland fire Lt. Rich Chatman says how the woman got trapped remains a mystery. He says she did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol.

Police are handling the investigation. Sgt. Pete Simpson says he doesn’t know if a detective has spoken with the woman.

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