Sep 30, 2007

Man Stuck in Chimney for 12 hours

The Oktoberfest effect! A German man who had been drinking heavily at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival, got stuck in a chimney for 12 hours while trying to climb into a friend's apartment. After finding his friend was not at home, the 27-year-old climbed on to the roof of a neighboring building at about 2 a.m. and headed for what he thought was a gap in the wall between the two houses.

Then, he found himself sliding almost 30 meters (98 feet) head first into a chimney! Next day, an 82-year-old janitor from the hotel next door heard the man's calls for help and he was rescued at around 2 p.m. by fire brigade officers. The man was taken by helicopter to the hospital, where he is being treated for hypothermia, they added. Link

"Miraculously, he was only slightly injured in the fall, sustaining just grazes and bruising," police said.

So, don't drink and climb......!


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