A homeless woman who said she sought shelter in a silo was rescued by Indianapolis firefighters after being trapped for a week, multiple news agencies reported.
The 28-year-old woman was found Saturday morning when workers were preparing to replace the 30-foot silo, WRTV reported. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to free the woman from the lower half of the structure, according to WTHR.
The woman told firefighters she climbed the silo's outside ladder but fell to the bottom once she was inside, WXIN reported.
In a tweet, Indianapolis Fire Department officials wrote that the woman was "alert, oriented with no signs of visible injury."
10:46 AM - #IFD Crews respond to 7035 E 86th after workers preparing to replace 30ft silo find 28 y/o woman inside who told rescuers she was homeless, looking for shelter and had been in the silo for a week. pic.twitter.com/OLYfgzkheI— IFD NEWS (@IFD_NEWS) June 22, 2019
After assessing patients condition & finding her alert, oriented w/ no signs of visible injury crews remove 28 y/o woman from lower silo hatch in 15 min. She says she climbed outside ladder to get inside & fell from inside ladder to bottom a week ago. Transported to #Eskenazi pic.twitter.com/ocnuDBDz9R— IFD NEWS (@IFD_NEWS) June 22, 2019
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