A young woman had to be rescued after she fell from the roof of her building and got stuck in a small gap between two buildings in Brooklyn, city fire department sources said.
The victim, a college student in her early twenties, had to be rescued after she fell from her roof and wedged into roughly two and half feet wide gap between the two buildings on Madison Street near Broadway in Bushwick at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday this week.
Lily Madsen, the victim's roommate identified the victim as 23-year-old Bailey Slattery. Madsen said they were having a party before Slattery went to the roof to smoke and somehow fell. She suffered head injuries and a broken leg.
Speaking about the accident, Madsen said, "There's a lot of blood coming from her head, and she definitely has a broken leg. And she had her neck hurt really badly."
The victim's boyfriend crawled into the shaft from the window of an apartment to rescue her but he failed in the attempt.
Firefighters responded to the scene and rescued the victim within 45 minutes. Two firefighters lowered down the building shaft and lift the victim using a rescue tool. Initially, they tried to break through the wall but finally they decided on the alternative plan.
The woman had reportedly been under the influence of alcohol when she fell. She is now recovering at Kings County Hospital.