11 Jan 2013

Naked man trapped in chimney

6:32 am on 11 January 2013

Firemen in Berlin rescued a naked man trapped in a narrow chimney on Thursday.

Police had been unable to free him from where he was wedged 10 metres down the chimney.

A team of about 30 firemen and 10 police officers had to bore a hole in the second floor of the building to pull him out.

He was unconscious and very cold. Resuscitation took 15 minutes and the man is still in hospital.

The rescue operation took almost two hours, but it is unclear how long the man had been in the chimney before then.

It is not known what he was doing on the roof.