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

By Ben Hooper
Woman, 63, rescued after trying to rappel to her apartment window
A firefighter comes to the rescue of a 63-year-old woman who tried to rappel down to the open window of her apartment after being locked out. Screenshot: CCTV+/YouTube

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.

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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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