We’ve all found ourselves in unusual or uncomfortable situations before, but most of them don’t involve a two-hour emergency rescue, and most of them don’t involve us being naked.

That was, however, not the case for one woman in California earlier this week, who managed to squeeze herself into a space between two industrial buildings while completely in the nude.

The unidentified woman became wedged in the gap which was no more than a foot wide, prompting a widescale response from fire and police services in the city of Santa Ana.

Authorities said it wasn’t clear how she got stuck or how long she’d been trapped.

“We’re not 100 percent sure how she got there,” Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) captain Thanh Nguyen told broadcaster KTLA.

“Right now that’s a mystery to all of us here.”

Rescue workers received a call at around 2 pm local time on Tuesday after workers in the buildings heard her panicked cries for help. But initially no one could figure out where they were coming from.

“She kept screaming and screaming and screaming,” one of the buildings’ owners Jim Kahil, told CBS LA.

Eventually staff got up on the roof and spotted something in the tiny gap between the walls.

“We called the police and the police came in so we got on the roof … we saw a lady upside down, naked,” Kahil told the news station.

Videos posted on Twitter by the fire authority show rescuers inside one of the buildings, cutting a hole through thick concrete to assess the situation and get her out.

Outside, firefighters keep an eye on the woman, who was said to be conscious and communicating with crews throughout the incident.

Two hours after the rescue efforts began, the woman was finally freed.

“After a cautious and technical operation, firefighters have gotten the victim out,” the OCFA tweeted.

“Our paramedics will be assessing her now. We appreciate everyone has questions. We will release details when they become available.”

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