Firefighters were called to a set of buildings on Sherbourne Street near Queen Street shortly after 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
The man, said to be in his 30s, told rescuers he had fallen from a nearby roof and got stuck between the buildings about five hours earlier, said Toronto Paramedic Services spokesman John Migliore.
Toronto Fire Captain Michael Westwood said the man was stuck in a space that was only about 20 centimetres wide.
”He was wedged in a really tight space,” said Westwood. ”His head was sideways, his body was wedged in there really tight.”
The man’s reduced circulation, as a result of his situation, would have left him too weak to crawl out of the gap, Westwood said.
Firefighters managed to break through a thick wall in one of the buildings and free the man at around 11 p.m. Tuesday, Westwood said.
The man was taken to hospital with minor injuries, Migliore said.
(RSS generated with FetchRss)
Powered by WPeMatico