Fire crew called out to free woman whose bum was stuck in wall
A LATE night reveller got a bum deal after she sat down to rest her tired feet – and got stuck in a wall.
A neighbour is believed to have dialled 999 after realising the woman, in her 30s, was unable to escape from the stone structure in Portland Road, East Grinstead.
East Grinstead Fire Station crew manager Neil Mason insisted he and his colleagues “remained professional” when the call came in at about 1.30am on Saturday.
The firefighters attempted to save the woman – and her blushes – by using manpower to pull her from the wall, but their rescue mission was foiled.
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They eventually managed to get to the bottom of it by squeezing her backwards out of the gap she fell into.
Crew manager Mason said: “The wall was made up of stone pillars, some of which were varied in shape and size. It appeared the woman sat down and slipped, and got her hips caught in the wall.
“We had a look at what was going to be the easiest way to release her. We tried to pull her out front ways, but it wasn’t working. In the end, we managed to get her to reverse back through the wall and through a gap.
“She was on her own, so we think the call came in either from a neighbour or a passer-by.
“It’s the first call of that nature that any of us have been out to.”
The upside of the backside rescue is that the woman escaped unharmed.
Crew manager Mason said she “had probably had a couple of drinks” by the time they reached her.