SCDF rescues man dangling precariously on clothes drying rack in highrise flat

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picture credit: Coconuts Singapore

An online publication Coconuts Singapore reported that one of its readers sent it pictures of a man dangling precariously from a clothes rack in a highrise HDB flat in Tampines housing estate. Firefighters from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) had to be called to rescue him.

The reader said that incident happened earlier this afternoon (11 Jul) at Block 410 along Tampines Street 41. It’s unclear how the man got stuck on the clothes drying rack, or how long he had been stuck there, but it seems he was hanging just by his pants which was put through a bamboo pole.

By 3.40pm, a sizable crowd gathered below the block and the SCDF officers from the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) arrived at about 4.10pm. They used a Combined Platform-Ladder to rescue the man.

picture credit: Coconuts Singapore
picture credit: Coconuts Singapore

Some from the crowd who had gathered to watch the rescue told the reader that the man had probably forgotten to take his medication. If the man had fallen from that height, it could have proved fatal for him.