• Indianapolis firefighters rescue homeless woman stuck in silo for week

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    INDIANAPOLIS -

    A homeless woman who said she sought shelter in a silo was rescued by Indianapolis firefighters after being trapped for a week, multiple news agencies reported.

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    The 28-year-old woman was found Saturday morning when workers were preparing to replace the 30-foot silo, WRTV reported. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to free the woman from the lower half of the structure, according to WTHR.

    The woman told firefighters she climbed the silo's outside ladder but fell to the bottom once she was inside, WXIN reported.

    In a tweet, Indianapolis Fire Department officials wrote that the woman was "alert, oriented with no signs  of visible injury."

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