- Chris McCabe says he became trapped in the walk-in freezer in his butchers
- He couldn’t get out because the opening safety button had frozen in -20 C
- The butcher tried to kick his way out but only the sausage could do it
A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram.
Chris McCabe says he became trapped in the walk-in freezer at his shop in Totnes, southwest England, last month when wind blew the door shut.
The safety button to open the door had frozen in the -20 C (-4 F) chill.
British butcher Chris McCabe (pictured) says he was saved from death by a frozen sausage
McCabe said he tried unsuccessfully to kick the button free before picking up a 1.5 kilogram (3.3 pound) black pudding, a form of blood sausage.
McCabe told website Devon Live that he used the meaty tube ‘like a battering ram’ and managed to un-stick the button after several blows.
The grateful butcher told the Daily Mirror: ‘Black pudding saved my life, without a doubt.’
McCabe says he used the sausage ‘like a battering ram’ to un-stick the freezer’s safety button
The butcher says he became trapped in the walk-in freezer (pictured) in southwest England when the wind blew the door shut