The woman stuck to life after falling 16 stories in a Portland garbage basin
- A woman in her twenties steps into a garbage dump in a building in Portland, Oregon, Monday
- The first responders found her in the garbage collection area at the bottom of the parachute
- She was taken to a hospital that suffered a life-threatening head injury
- The woman does not live in the building, but it seems that she was in a mental health crisis at the time
A woman suffered life-threatening head injuries after falling through a garbage dump in Portland, Oregon on 16 floors on Monday.
Around 12.20 pm first responders with Portland Fire and Rescue arrived in the public building in 1926 West Burnside Street for a report of an injured woman.
The victim, described as a woman in her twenties, was found in a garbage container and rushed to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.
A woman in her twenties suffered severe head wounds after 16 stories in a landfill in this building in Portland while experiencing a mental health crisis
Police vehicles are pictured at the incident site outside of 1928 West Burnside Street in Portland, Oregon, on Monday afternoon
Witnesses say that the victim had climbed into the landfill and had moved 16 stores down to the garbage collection area.
The fall is probably somewhat mitigated by the contents of the waste container.
According to Portland Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Lt Rich Chatman, the woman does not live in the building.
It is unclear why she decided to enter the high-rise building in the first place, but Chatman said it seemed like she was in a mental health crisis at the time. KGW8.
Lt Chatman told KOIN of the incident: & # 39; it's not the first time we've seen it & # 39 ;.
The Portland police are not going to file charges against the victim.
Officials say the victim does not live in the building and it is unclear how or why she ended up there on Monday
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