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Man Hangs Upside Down After Scaling 100ft Phone Mast

Man Hangs Upside Down After Scaling 100ft Phone Mast

Everyone has had a time or experience that can be backed up with the words 'I've never been as drunk in my life'. I convince myself there's a new one near enough every weekend.

Conveniently, most people have a story as well to prove their 'most pissed' episode. Whether it's waking up with a tattoo (done), getting out of bed with a pretty nasty injury (lost count) or finding yourself hanging upside down on a 100 foot (30 metre) telephone mast like this bloke did... we've all been there.

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People watched on as the man was stuck up the phone mast. Credit: Asia Wire
People watched on as the man was stuck up the phone mast. Credit: Asia Wire

Woah hang on. Hanging from a telephone mast?

These pictures show the nail-biting moment one drunk fella has to hang on for dear life after scaling a mobile tower before passing out and dangling upside down.

Can you actually take a second to imagine the feeling you would get from waking up in the middle of the sky with a gathering crowd watching you? Then to make things worse you're UPSIDE-FUCKING-DOWN. This is the stuff of nightmares.

The unnamed boozer scaled the phone tower in the courtyard of the Caomiao Township Government headquarters, which is in Gushi County in Central China's Henan Province after he was spotted attempting the drunken climb - for six hours.

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The man can be seen hanging upside down. Credit: Asia Wire
The man can be seen hanging upside down. Credit: Asia Wire

The stunt caused chaos as rescue fire engines became trapped under a low gate while rushing to the man's aid and workers were forced to dig up the road so the trucks could pass. Could this have created any more havoc?

Rescuers were initially called after the man walked in and began climbing the concrete phone tower.

Crews set up inflatable cushions on the ground while police tried their best to call the drunk man down.

Road workers and firemen digging up the road to create more space for fire engines to pass. Credit: Asia Wire
Road workers and firemen digging up the road to create more space for fire engines to pass. Credit: Asia Wire

However, he continued climbing the phone tower, grabbing wire rope and stepping on protruding metal footholds on his way up.

Meanwhile, fire engines equipped with aerial ladders remained trapped outside the township office because the gate was too low for the vehicles to pass through.

Diggers were called in and road workers had to drill and shift several feet of ground in order for the large vehicles to pass under the gate and into the courtyard where the phone tower is located.

As the fire engines tried to get into the courtyard the man hung upside down. Credit: Asia Wire
As the fire engines tried to get into the courtyard the man hung upside down. Credit: Asia Wire

Images released by the fire service show them finally reaching the drunk climber, who had by then run out of energy and passed out while somehow hanging upside down from the side of the phone tower.

He was rescued some six hours later and taken to hospital. He is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries (except a massive hangover), but is it unclear whether he will be punished for the stunt.

The guy was rescued after six long hours. Credit: Asia Wire
The guy was rescued after six long hours. Credit: Asia Wire

He will almost undoubtedly have a very bruised ego and we're pretty sure he will feel like a first class tosser.

It does make us feel miles better about all the silly things we've done under the influence, that's for sure. So for that we thank him.

Featured Image Credit: Asia Wire

Topics: News, Interesting, Weird

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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