Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Rescue Woman from Building Collapse in South Boston


At about 1:45 AM on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a building collapse in the area of 62 O Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed the above residence separating from the building next to it, as well as bricks and building debris on the ground around it. Officers heard a female shouting for help from inside the building but found the main front door to be locked. Officers made all attempts to contact other residents to no avail and then made a forced entry through the front door. They followed the woman's voice to the second floor and found that the door frame of the apartment was badly damaged, trapping the woman inside. The officers were able to kick the door in and escort the woman out of the building to safety. The officers then evacuated residents from surrounding buildings and cordoned off the collapse zone and adjacent streets with caution tape. No injuries were reported during the incident.