Woman, 63, rescued after trying to rappel to her apartment window

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 21, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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April 21 (UPI) -- A 63-year-old woman in China needed to be rescued by firefighters when locking herself out of her apartment led to an ill-fated attempt to rappel to a window.

Video recorded at the scene Wednesday in Liuzhou shows the woman, identified as Jia, clinging to some rope she borrowed from a local construction site while a firefighter is lowered to where she is dangling.

The firefighter helps the woman climb back up to enter the window of her apartment.

Jia told police she was locked out of her apartment when a gust of wind slammed her door and she didn't have money for a locksmith, so she borrowed the ropes and decided to try rappelling to her window.

She said the attempt hit a snag when she overshot her target and ended up stranded on an outdoor air conditioning unit.

Jia was not injured during her attempt.

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