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Police investigating woman's fall leading to four-hour rescue

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police are now investigating what led to a woman falling between two walls and becoming wedged in an 8-inch space before a dramatic rescue operation in downtown Portland.

Anita Mann became trapped between two buildings at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday. People living nearby quickly called 911 after hearing the woman scream for help.

She was stuck with her head up and her feet approximately 3 feet from the ground.

It took a crew of firefighters, an urban search and rescue team and enough heavy equipment to cut through concrete to save her.

The woman emerged from a hole in the wall around 7:30 a.m., nearly four hours after falling into the incredibly tight space.

The question about how she got there has never been answered. Firefighters said Wednesday the events leading up to her fall were unclear.

Police had no updates about it Thursday, but officers said they were looking into why she was there.

Mann was taken to Oregon Health & Science University and released from the hospital Wednesday night. She has not spoken publicly or released a statement about the ordeal.

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