Teenage Student Ends Up Wedged Between Buildings

NEW YORK (November 4, 2013) Firefighters rescued a 19-year-old New York University student who ended up trapped between two buildings in lower Manhattan.

Rescue workers had to breach a concrete wall to gain access to Asher Vongtau, who was found wedged in an area about six to 18 inches wide between an NYU dorm and a parking garage on Sunday evening, authorities said.

It took rescue workers more than an hour and half to pull the student out.

Police say Vongtau was conscious and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

It's unclear how the student got stuck.

Authorities didn’t know how long the teenager was trapped.

A fire official said the only way to get to the site is from above.


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