Woman Rescued in UES Sidewalk Collapse

Friday, Jan 11, 2013  |  Updated 11:08 PM EDT
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Woman Rescued in UES Sidewalk Collapse

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A woman had to be rescued in a sidewalk collapse on the Upper East Side Friday night, officials said. 

Fire officials on the scene said a very heavy woman fell seven feet below the street when the sidewalk gave way in front of 301 E. 60th St., by Second Avenue.

The woman was waiting for the bus and in an attempt to get shelter from the rain, moved closer to the building, officials said. A section of the sidewalk, about three inches thick, gave way and she fell seven feet into the basement.

Responders were able to secure the area and retrieve the woman, who was taken to Cornell Hospital a few blocks away. 

She was conscious and stable throughout the rescue. 

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