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Woman Falls 15 Feet Between Manhattan Buildings, Gets Trapped

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a woman to fall between buildings, getting herself stuck

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A woman somehow fell and got trapped between two buildings in the Greenwich Village over the weekend, authorities say.

Cops responding to a 911 call about a person yelling for help on Mott Street, between East Houston and Bleecker streets, early Sunday found the woman trapped. Police say she had fallen 15 feet between the two buildings.

NYPD Special Ops responded and freed the woman, who suffered a leg injury in the ordeal. First responders were forced to cut a hole in the wall in the building's third floor to get her out.

Emergency correspondence showed a firefighter trying to grasp who -- or what -- was stuck between the buildings.

"Is it a car stuck between two buildings or an individual?" the firefighter said, according to Broadcastify.

"It's an individual," the dispatcher confirmed.

The NYPD's Ninth Precinct praised the responding officers in a tweet, saying it was their "canvass and relentless followup" that helped bring the woman to safety.

It is still unclear what gave way and caused the woman to fall through the roof.

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