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Trapped NYU teen was going to pull a ‘James Franco’ to get free

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – The NYU student who became trapped between two buildings has nothing but praise for the FDNY.

Since his rescue, Asher Vongto continues to talk about the men who saved his life.

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The crawlspace where the student was found on Lafayette Street.

Crews rescued Asher Vongtau at 80 Lafayette Street, where he was wedged in just a foot and a half wide space. Rescue crews had to cut through the wall to get to the student. University officials tell PIX11 Vongtau had gone missing last night and was discovered by a public safety officer who had been looking for him.

His mother says he calls them heroes and would love to meet them.

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Asher Vongtau, 19, was rescued from between an NYU dorm and parking garage on Layette Street. (Photo credit: Facebook)

During the 36 grueling hours Vongtau says he thought about cutting off his arm to get free after seeing James Franco saw through his own arm after being trapped by a boulder in ‘127 Hours.’

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The FDNY had to break through part of the wall to reach the trapped student.

The student admitted to police that he had been drinking before the fall.

The NYU student who became trapped between two buildings has nothing but

Praise for the FDNY.

Since his rescue, Asher Vongto continues to talk about the men who saved his life.

His mother says he calls them heroes and would love to meet them.

During the 36 grueling hours Vongtau says he thought about cutting off his arm to get free.

The student admitted to police that he had been drinking before the fall.

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