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Lexington Fire rescues man stuck between two buildings

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fire officials say they got a call Sunday morning that a young man was trapped between the walls of two downtown Lexington buildings behind the city's police department.

The man was stuck in a 14 to 18-inch space when a police dispatcher heard him yelling for help. The bruised and bloodied man was finally pulled to safety and rushed to UK Hospital.

He was alert and communicating with fire officials, who think he fell about 20 feet. Fire officials say this was an interesting rescue.

"This was a difficult situation because it was a really narrow area for our firefighters to work and get equipment in, so we had to use a couple folding ladders. We sent two firefighters into the space who were able to assist him," said Major Daniel Bellot. "He's very lucky that he's alive. He's also very lucky that someone was able to hear him screaming for help."

The man was stuck for at least five hours. Investigators say they're still working to figure out who he is and why he was on the roof in the first place.

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