drunk student falls asleep...up a tree!

drunk student falls asleep...up a tree!
May 16th, 2006  

Topic: drunk student falls asleep...up a tree!

drunk student falls asleep...up a tree!
Student rescued after tree snooze
A drunken student who scrambled 100ft up a pine tree and then fell asleep was rescued after calling 999 from his mobile phone.

Eight firefighters went to The Park in Cheltenham at 0520 BST on Tuesday and found the man near the top of the tree.

Climbing teams were sent up and he was brought down about two hours later.

Station Officer Nigel Limbrick said: "He fell asleep and realised where he was when he woke up. But he had his mobile phone and was able to call us."

The student, who has not been named, from Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology (Gloscat), was treated at the scene by paramedics for cuts and scratches.

He told paramedics he had spent most of the night up the tree.

Mr Limbrick said: "He had had a skinful and in his inebriated state he climbed 100ft up a pine tree, without his shoes on.

"He then fell asleep. I'm not quite sure how he managed it but he woke up wrapped around a branch.

"He had quite a shock. He was lucky he had his mobile phone or he could've been up there for some time."

Firefighters took around 90 minutes to rescue the student, bringing him down using ropes and pulleys.
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May 17th, 2006  
Umm...okay..LOL! I hope I wouldn't do that. LOL.
May 17th, 2006  
drunk student falls asleep...up a tree!
May 17th, 2006  
rotc boy
my friends done that, cept it was a relatively short tree...and he didnt call the cops, he just climbed down
May 17th, 2006  
Italian Guy
May 17th, 2006  
en monkeys... most likely on the honour roll at uni eh.