Woman survives four story fall from Hotel Fresno

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The drama unfolded after midnight-- firefighters rescued a woman who fell from the roof of a building through a hole and landed four stories down. (KFSN)

The drama unfolded after midnight-- firefighters rescued a woman who fell from the roof of a building through a hole and landed four stories down.

"Severely injured and hanging precariously on a balcony," said Tony Escobedo, Fresno City Fire Battalion Chief.

Aaron Greenwood did not know the woman but says he saw her fall.

"Just sitting there, chilling, taking selfies, trying to give a visual for everybody to see what she did tonight and as soon as she did that, as soon as that was over, the bottom of her gave out and she just fell."

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Aaron Greenwood tells what he saw when woman falls from Hotel Fresno roof.



The Fresno City Fire Urban Search and Rescue Team was able to reach the woman who was hanging from the balcony.

"We quickly made access to her by using an aerial ladder, stabilized, at least held her in place," said Escobedo.

Escobedo was concerned because she wasn't the only person who made their way to the top of the abandoned building.

"Me and my friends were up on the roof with a couple of people and we seen some people taking a picture on the ledge of this building right here, and as she proceeded to get up she fell down like four flights of stairs on a ledge," said Greenwood.

The red X outside the old Hotel Fresno indicates the abandoned building is unsafe to enter but people still find a way in.

"As you can tell this is a heavily boarded up window, or rather a building, and how they're getting in I just don't know, but in this case she did," said Escobedo.

The old Hotel Fresno building is owned by Apec International of Southern California.

Officers said abandoned buildings are often broken into by squatters and others.

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