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Man spends five days alone with his head jammed in a stepladder in France

Man spends five days alone with his head jammed in a stepladder because he was unable to reach the phone after falling while decorating his bathroom in France

  • Man in his 60s fell from the top of the ladder and his head got wedged inside it 
  • Nobody heard his cries for help and he was unable to reach for the phone 
  • His sister found him at the home in Mattaincourt, northeastern France on Friday
  • He was rushed to hospital where he underwent checks for his swollen head 

A Frenchman spent five days alone with his head jammed in a stepladder after slipping from it while decorating his bathroom.

The man in his 60s, who has not been identified, was at the top of the steps when he fell and his head got wedged in between two of its bars, local media reported.

He was unable to get to the phone and his cranium became increasingly swollen in the rungs of the ladder at his home in Mattaincourt, northeastern France.

The man in his 60s, who had not been identified, was at the top of the ladder when he fell and his head got wedged in between two of its bars, local media reported (stock image)

He was rushed to hospital in the nearby town of Epinal (stock image of a French ambulance)

He was rushed to hospital in the nearby town of Epinal (stock image of a French ambulance)

Nobody was able to hear him calling out for help and it wasn’t until his sister visited him last Friday that she discovered her brother, still conscious, but severely dehydrated.

Emergency services rushed to the scene to liberate his head from the stepladder and he was taken to hospital in the nearby town of Epinal.

He underwent checks on his head which had suffered reduced blood flow throughout the ordeal.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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