Paul Samual, 32, became trapped by the neck face down after accidentally turning on a hydraulic toilet seat. Ambulance troops who carried Paul thought his neck was broken, but X-rays later on showed he had suffered only staining.
Saviors were called to the property in Street Road, Capetown, on Monday after Mr Sailor’s workmates heard his screams for help. The plumber had attained through the lifting frame to fit a waste pipe and accidentally activated it.
Officers’ utilized hydraulic equipment to do the frame apart before the victim was taken to hospital and later discharged after treatment. Station Officer Martyn Porter of Fire Service said: “The paramedics who turned up were convinced he had a busted neck. But it is very much fortunate that he got away with it. He is very lucky.