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2008-08-04 00:00:03

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - A 12-year-old girl just wanted to show her cousin the view from her family's rooftop. Instead, she fell into a chimney and plummeted down the flue for 14 stories, emerging nearly unscathed to tell her story after landing in a pile of furnace soot.Grace Bergere, a young rock drummer, was recovering at a New York hospital on Saturday with an injured hip. A 2-foot-deep pile of ash and dust probably saved Grace's life by cushioning her fall when she...

2008-08-03 12:00:04

NEW YORK (AP) -- A 12-year-old girl just wanted to show her cousin the view from her family's Manhattan rooftop. Instead, she fell into a chimney and plummeted down the flue for 14 stories, emerging nearly unscathed to tell her story after landing in a pile of furnace soot. Grace Bergere, a young rock drummer, was recovering at a hospital on Saturday with an injured hip. A 2-foot-deep pile of ash and dust probably saved her life by cushioning her fall when she crashed into a basement...

2008-08-03 00:00:03

NEWS IN BRIEF :: NEW YORK A 12-year-old girl who fell into a chimney on her New York rooftop and plummeted down the flue for 14 storeys survived almost unscathed when she landed in a pile of soot. Grace Bergere was recovering in hospital yesterday with an injured hip. A two-foot pile of ash and dust in the basement furnace cushioned her fall and may have saved her life. Rescuers did not expect to find the girl alive, but spotted her soot-caked hand reaching out for help. When she emerged,...