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BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was in a hammock attached to a rooftop chimney in Boston was injured after the brick chimney collapsed on her.

Boston Emergency Medical Services responded around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.

A spokesman says it took about 45 minutes to extract the woman from the debris and lower her from the roof of the four-story building with the help of a fire department ladder truck.

She was hospitalized with serious injuries.

A fire department spokesman says the 21-year-old woman was in the hammock with another person, who wasn't injured. The other end of the hammock was attached to a pole.

In May, a man was injured in Amherst when a rooftop hammock he was in pulled down the cinder block chimney to which it was secured.

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