Man gets stuck between buildings
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.