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    Rhode Island, United States of America (USA).

    LV. Two buildings and rescue workers looking between the two walls where little three year old Eileen Fahey is wedged in the eighth inch space. GTV. Pan of crowds on other side of road watching. CU. Police officer with lamp looking between the brick walls while operations are in progress. SV. Rescue workers, pan down to a fireman and other workers hacking away at wall trying to release the little girl. SV. Hacking away at hole in wall. CU. Chiselling away more bricks on wall now relieving little girl's arm. Hammering away brick wall. Rescue men removing one or two more bricks now revealing a little more of the girl's body between the two walls. Rescuers still working. SV. Showing little girl's head wedged between the two walls, & CU. SV. One of the rescue men bringing little Eileen out of the hole and carrying her to the ambulance. Putting little Eileen on stretcher and into ambulance. CU. Eighth inch space between the two walls. CU. Pan, Eileen being wheeled on stretcher into hospital ward.

    (Fine Grain.) (Orig. 'A')

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:11:00 / 01:52:19:00
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  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    Rescue workers
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. bearcub410 says

    my father talked about this incident often when i was a boy ,this happened on wickenden street in providence Rhode island , someone heard the little girl crying at the time and realized she was stuck between the buildings , my great grandmother owned a restaurant on the same street at the time. this was a big event in this small knit Portuguese american community . the buildings are still their , the building on the left is now an antique shop ,owned by a friend of mine . thank you

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