Sunday, October 02, 2016

Man rescued after getting stuck upside down for 13 hours while trying to break into his own home

A Detroit man was trapped hanging upside down from his basement window for 13 hours after trying to break into his own home early on Thursday morning.

The man's head was just inches away from flood water that was filling up the basement. Police said the man was trying to break into his own house when his foot got stuck in the basement window.

Thirteen hours later, on Thursday afternoon, he was found hanging by his ankle as the rainwater continued to pour into the basement. At lunchtime, his neighbour got a call asking if he had seen the man, so he went to investigate.

"I guess, when he climbed through, the window caught his feet and he was upside down," the man's neighbour said. "Since 1 o'clock this morning." The Detroit Fire Department extricated the man from the window he was taken to an ambulance on a stretcher.

With news video.

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