man trapped in cat flapA man stuck in a cat
flap was among bizarre 999 calls to a harried fire service over the past year. Another man needed help after getting his testicles wedged in a shower seat. Other call-outs included a woman trapped in a trampoline and
a man stuck in the footwell of his car. In all, the Devon and Somerset service spent 50,000 last year helping people trapped around the house. They said they have also been called out to
incidents where red faced people have been trapped in han
dcuffs, four people stuck in their baths, hands trapped in letterbo
xes, an eight year old girl trapped her arm
in a vending machine, a man with a hand trapped in a breach machine and a woman stuck
in a trampoline - and that’s before they help people stu
ck in trees.
A Devon and Som
t Fire and Rescue spokesman said: ”We a
re here to help but some of the incidents
our firefighters are called out could be prevented.