New York: In leap for her life, a woman who jumped from the fifth floor of a building on fire in New York survived, despite falling from such a dangerous height.
The 39-year-old woman fell from Bronxdale Houses apartment after trying to clinging to the air conditioner in the window of her apartment.
"She was hanging on to the air conditioner and she lost her grip. "She did not scream. She hit the steps and bounced," Hector, a 35-year-old neighbor, was quoted as saying in a news paper report.
The woman was conscious and in a state of shock when the firefighter Rocco Cocciolillo found her. The only word she uttered was about someone being caught in the fire.
'There's somebody else up there. Not a scream, not a cry. The poor kid was in shock. She fell five stories. It was amazing she could still speak to me. It was a miracle," Cocciolillo said.
Firefighters rescued 60-year-old man who was trapped inside the building.
"It was hot up there. Visibility was nil. The fire was in the living room where I found the guy. He was unconscious with burns on his chest and face."
Both patients are in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center, authorities said.
The cause behind the fire is being investigated by the fire marshalls.