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Mom of trapped NYU student: Wants to meet rescuers

November 6, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of a 19-year-old NYU student trapped for 36 hours between two buildings says he called for help as he went in and out of consciousness.

Habiba Vongtau told the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1dLlI15 ) her son Asher also had thoughts of "127 Hours," a movie about a mountaineer who cuts off his arm after getting stuck behind a boulder in Utah.

But she says Asher told himself not to give up.

He tumbled down the 24-inch shaft Saturday morning.

He was rescued after a police officer heard his moans. Firefighters broke through two cinder-block walls to reach him.

His mother says Asher wants to meet his rescuers. She says he likened them to Navy SEALs.

She says he suffered a cracked pelvis, a minor skull fracture and perforated lung.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

 
 

 

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