NEW YORK - A 12-year-old girl is relatively unscathed after falling 180 feet down a.
Authorities say a 2-foot pile of soot and dust cushioned her fall, though both her legs were broken.
The girl apparently climbed into the chimney Thursday night while playing on the roof of a building in Manhattan. Rescuers found her at the chimney's base in a boiler room.
Fire Lt. Simon Ressner says rescuers hadn't expected to find her alive and were stunned when she reached her hand out for help.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Posted by A New Yorker at 7:00 AM