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18-hour ordeal ends: Man stuck between buildings finally freed

October 27th, 2011 7:20 pm by Beth Braden

18-hour ordeal ends: Man stuck between buildings finally freed

KNOXVILLE — After being stuck for 18 hours in a crevice between two Happy Holler buildings, a 26-year-old homeless man from California has been freed.
Emergency workers cut a 5-by-6-foot hole into the wall of a vacant building to free the man, whose name has not been released.
Fire crews had been carefully cutting through the concrete wall to free the man, who apparently fell from a roof of a nearby business at about 9 p.m. Wednesday and became trapped in a small crevice that had been bricked up from the exterior.

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