Student wedged between buildings
NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say a 19-year-old New York University student may have been trapped between two buildings for as long as two days.
The victim, Asher Vongtau, was rescued at 6:25 p.m. Sunday.
A fire department spokesman says he’s in serious condition at Bellevue Hospital.
It’s unclear how Vongtau got stuck between a five-story parking garage and a 17-story NYU dormitory. The buildings are between Lafayette and Franklin streets in lower Manhattan.
The spokesman said rescue workers broke through a concrete wall to reach Vongtau.
He was wedged in an area about 6 to 18 inches wide. It took about 90 minutes to pull him out.