WATCH: Helicopter deployed to rescue drunk Brit 'trapped' on Hong Kong's Victoria Peak

By Ryan Kilpatrick, May 11, 2015

0 0

A drunk 27-year-old British man was the subject of a search and rescue operation in Hong Kong last weekend after he drunkenly wandered into a bunch of trees and slipped.

The man had taken a  taxi back his home on Conduit Road - in the swanky, expat-ridden enclave of the Mid-Levels - at about 5:00am on Saturday morning, after which he reportedly "lost his direction" and meandered into a thicket of trees, where he slipped and fell down a slope.

At 7:00am, he called the police for help, saying that he was trapped in woods somewhere near Victoria Peak and that his foot was ensnared by a tangle of rope from which he could not extricate himself.

Fire services quickly launched a search and rescue operation, deploying a Eurocopter AS565 Panther to help locate the distressed drunk. Thanks to rescue workers' decisive (if somewhat overkill) response, the ginned-up gweilo was located after just 20 minutes, some 200 meters from Lugard Road.

Ropes were lowered from the helicopters and the man was heaved up and delivered to Wan Chai. Despite his desperate cries of distress, first-aiders discovered that he suffered from no more than a some minor skin abrasion.

RELATED: Chinese drinkers knock back more than the Brits, Aussies, Americans and Irish 

Perhaps sobering up at this point and realizing what a massive fail whale he had been, he refused to be sent to hospital and got another taxi home once he'd had a few plasters applied. 

Presumably, he found his way back this time.

[Image via Oriental Daily]

more news

WATCH: Reporter helps rescue nurse held hostage in China's latest case of hospital violence

And that was only one of the hospital hostage incidents that happened in China yesterday.

WATCH: Changsha cops filmed drunk driving, viciously beating law-abiding citizens

Two Changsha cops have been detained after they were caught drunkenly thrashing a pair of local men.

This Day in History: China Ends the Eunuch Era

Finally banned in 1924, the system had endured for over 3,000 years and through 25 dynasties.

This Day in History: China Star Li Ning Shines at 1984 Olympics

Defying a Soviet Union-led boycott, Li Ning earns the nickname Prince of Gymnasts.

This Week in History: The Marco Polo Bridge Incident

On July 7, 1937, the cataclysmic event that led to the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

New Film 'The Six' Tells Untold Titanic Chinese Survivors' Story

Arthur Jones' new documentary gets nationwide release this Friday.

Like a Literati: How to Enjoy Suzhou's Gardens

Step into a traditional Chinese landscape painting.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives