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Woman rescued after getting naked and climbing down ex-boyfriend's chimney

Her ex-partner was awoken by her cries for help.

A WOMAN HAD to be rescued by firefighters over the weekend after taking off all her clothes and attempting to climb down the chimney of her ex-boyfriend’s house.

The local fire department posted this photo of her sooty legs during the rescue attempt:

Source: Riverside Fire Dept

The 35-year-old had tried the door of the house at around 5am Saturday morning. Finding it locked, she tried to climb down the chimney of the house in Los Angeles suburb Riverside – taking off her clothes to ease her passage.

Her former partner Tony Hernandez was awoken by her cries for help, CBS LA reports.

Source: Riverside Fire Dept

Hernandez told KABC:

I said, ‘Where are you at?’ And she said, ‘I’m trapped in the chimney.’ So I tried to get her out from the top but it was too hard.

He said the woman was his former partner and the mother of his three children, but does not live in the house.

Firefighters had to punch a hole in the brickwork of the chimney breast to rescue the woman. She suffered minor injuries but is expected to recover fully.

Source: Riverside Fire Dept

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