12 December 2008

rescuer needs rescuing . . .

Swedish man rescued from tree

Posted on: Thursday, 11 December 2008, 11:00 CST

A Swedish man said the fire department had to be called for a rescue after he followed his cat up a tree and was unable to get down.

The Kristineberg, Sweden, man said he climbed the tree Wednesday after his cat had been stuck for several days and panicked when he found himself about 50 feet above the ground, The Local reported Thursday. The man said he called emergency services after he found himself unable to climb down due to fear of the height.

It was kind of a funny assignment and certainly out of the ordinary. Once he was way up in the tree, the man didn't dare to come down, emergency worker Torbjorn Nilsson told The Local.

Nilsson said the situation had a happy ending for both man and cat.

First we took down the cat, then the guy, said Nilsson. Everything ended well.

Source: United Press International

9 comments:

The Tower Hill Mob said...

Sounds like something a Johnson would do...

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Ah sigh. Fortunately my human hasn't manged to do anything that dumb...

Everycat said...

That's so funny! I'm glad they rescued the cat first!

Whicky Wuudler

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad they got the kitty down safely, oh, and the man too.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Ohh how embarressment!
See what hoomans will do for the love of their furry baby :)))

V-V

Karen Jo said...

Hahaha! It wasn't funny for the man, but I think it's funny. I'm glad they got the cat down first.

Sassy Kat said...

Yep, moth would probably follow me anywhere if she had to save me.
Big day tomorrow! Thanks for all of your hard work.

The Cat Realm said...

Hahahahahahahaha - we are gld they both got rescued! We do not understand how the man could have let his cat bu stuck in the tree for SEVERAL days before he finally tried rescuing it!!!
Xing Lu - I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful acting - you brought the herbal lady to life even better than I had imagined her when I wrote the story!!!
Karl

William said...

Ha ha ha ha! That's hilarious!