Say Hello To The Drunk Serbian Who Passed Out While Climbing A Bridge
Some people blackout and wake up on the couch. Others, in a random person’s bed for the night. For the unfortunate, in a jail cell or naked on someone’s front lawn, and then a jail cell. I guess it’s the thing in Serbia to attempt to climb bridges then pass out half way up. To each their own.
According to the Metro UK, this is what happened:
Ivan Tolvich, 28, had to be rescued by emergency crews after passing out halfway up a 70ft high bridge in Belgrade, Serbia. The partygoer clearly didn’t fancy the walk home after a wild night out and so decided to take a nap on a 4ft wide steel girder instead. A splitting headache was luckily all the sleepy party animal had to worry about after a shocked pedestrian called the emergency services. One rescuer said it was a ‘very delicate operation’. ‘The last thing we wanted was to wake him up suddenly because he might fall off,’ he added. ‘So we crept up on him quietly and made sure we got a safety harness around him before we brought him round.’ A police spokesman said: ‘A 28-year-old man who had been drinking was rescued from the Sava Bridge. ‘He hasn’t really been very clear about how and why he got there.’
At least the authorities showed respect for the Sleeping Beauty and didn’t want to startle him awake. Nothing worse than being awakened during a deep sleep.