Man trapped under sofa for 21/2 days survives by drinking whisky!

January 26th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 26 (ANI): A man who was trapped under his sofa for two-and-a-half days survived by sipping on a bottle of whisky.

Joe Galliott from Yeovil, Somerset tripped over a phone cord during a power cut and landed on the sofa, which then toppled over him.

Divorcee Joe, who has a severe back problem, lay face down for 60 hours before he was rescued.

He had no food or water but could only reach for a bottle of whisky that also fell during the incident.

“I tripped in the darkness and did a somersault over the settee. It tipped on top of me and I was trapped by the coffee table, the Sun quoted him, as saying.

“I could not crawl and the phone was out of reach. I didn”t have the strength to shift anything.

“I never had anything to drink except from the bottle of whisky and I sipped on that.

It was terrifying just lying there for so long and not being able to do anything about it. I honestly thought my days were numbered, he added.

Joe was saved when a neighbour’’s grandson called.

He added: “I was so happy when the young man came round. I saw him at the window and screamed. He rang for help and I was rushed into hospital in the nick of time.”

Joe left hospital after five days. (ANI)

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