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