The NYU student who became trapped in a small space between two buildings for 36 hours, had been drinking.
Authorities say 19-year-old Asher Vongtau was drinking at a friend’s party on the 10th floor of the dorm building.
He went outside, slipped and fell into a gap where he was trapped for the next day and a half.
Friends realized he was missing and alerted the authorities.
Vongtau’s mother told reporters her son thought about the movie “127 Hours,” where a hiker trapped by a boulder cuts off one of his arms to escape.
Rescue crews had to cut through a wall to get to the trapped student.
Vongtau remains in the hospital with a cracked pelvis, a perforated lung, a minor skull fracture and multiple fractures in his left arm.