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.
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]