Drunk man falls down – level 3

Drunk man falls down – level 3

10-04-2013 14:00

Hanging precariously upside down this man dangles from a wire totally unaware of the danger he is in. Horrified locals watch as he slips but is caught by other wires below.

Luckily, he is saved by a net which has been set up below. This happened in Linfen, north of China's Shanxin Province, after he had climbed up the pole and moved along the cables. When officials were alerted, they cut off the power supply to prevent him from being electrocuted. A firefighter was sent up to try to coax him down. After clinging on for fifteen minutes, the man tired and dropped.

He later told the reporter that he had drunk a lot in a bad mood. He's now recovering trying to remember exactly, how he got up there.

Interesting words: precariously (with a possibility to fall), dangle (hang), electrocuted (killed by electricity), coax down (make somebody do something by using nice words), recover (get better).

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