Man gets stuck be­tween build­ings

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS TORONTO —

A man who got stuck in a nar­row gap be­tween two build­ings in down­town Toronto spent nearly eight hours in the con­fined space be­fore he was freed by fire­fight­ers who broke through part of a wall to rescue him.

Fire­fight­ers were called to a set of build­ings on Sher­bourne Street shortly af­ter 8:15 p.m. on Tues­day. The man, said to be in his 30s, told res­cuers he had fallen from a nearby roof and got stuck be­tween the build­ings about five hours ear­lier.

Toronto Fire Cap­tain Michael West­wood said the man was stuck in a space only about 20 cm wide.

The man’s re­duced cir­cu­la­tion, as a re­sult of his sit­u­a­tion, would have left him too weak to crawl out of the gap, West­wood said.

The man was taken to hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries.

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