Elderly man trapped for hours in crack in wall

The China Post staff

A 76-year-old man in Nantou County was rescued by local fire department after being trapped for four hours in a crack in a wall yesterday. Liu Tien-song, who lives by himself in Shuili Township, Nantou County, said he slipped into the wall crack while cleaning the sewer around six o’clock in the morning. One hour later, Liu’s two neighbors heard him screaming for help and contacted the fire department. Since the crack is less than 22 centimeters, rescuers, after failed attempts to get inside the wall, had to open a hole in the wall to pull him out.

Fortunately, Liu only sprained his ankles and is recovering after hospital treatment.