Delivery driver’s lucky escape after swerving off the road and getting stuck hanging off a steep ledge: ‘Buy a lottery ticket’
- Delivery van becomes stuck between roof of a house & a steep ledge on Friday
- Gordon Fire and Rescue Station were called to a home in Sydney’s north shore
- Rescuers had to use a turfer winch to pull the delivery van back to stable ground
A delivery driver has escaped injury after his van had to be winched from a steep ledge by a NSW Fire and Rescue team.
Gordon Fire and Rescue Station uploaded photos of the unusual rescue operation, in Sydney’s north shore, to its Facebook page on Friday.
Images show the Budget branded vehicle suspended between a steep ledge and the roof of a house.
Alongside the photos the fire station detailed the rescue effort involved, missing no opportunity for a pun.
A budget delivery van became lodged between a steep ledge and the roof of a house in Sydney’s north shore (pictured)
Gordon fire and Rescue station uploaded the intricate rescue operation to its Facebook page on Friday (pictured)
‘This was one call that seemed to be on a bit of a budget. Today Gordon fire and Rescue were called to a delivery driver who wanted to see the wild side of Yanko road,’ the fire station wrote.
‘This is why we never endorse cutting corners in the delivery of serving our community and unlike our mate we won’t leave you hanging.
‘A turfer winch was used to initially stabilise the vehicle before substantial stabilisation and risk assessment was carried out to make sure there was minimal property damage and everyone got away injury free.’
The firies ensured all packages were delivered on-time and that no one was injured in the incident with Facebook users commenting on the driver’s lucky escape.
‘Holy moly! Buy a lottery ticket Mr Driver. Well done crew,’ wrote one person.
‘Wow! Very scary near tragedy,’ commented another.
‘Guess that explains why my package didn’t arrive, lucky escape though and a tricky rescue no doubt,’ added a third.
The fire station used a turfer winch to pull the van back onto stable ground (pictured)