A man who fell 15m down an embankment sparking a big 999 operation then told his rescuers: ‘I’m going for another beer’.
The incident began at 6.08pm.
A member of the public called emergency services to say the male had tumbled down a grassy embankment while answering the call of nature on Norton Road, Malton
Norton Road, Malton
He was complaining of pain to his hips. Both Malton fire engines appliances attended – the second was called out to bring a scoop stretcher with them.
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Ambulance were also requested and their attendance priority increased due to the male then complaining of back pain, feeling cold and existing arthritis.
“Almost an hour later, the man was successfully brought back to road level by use of crew power, lines and the scoop stretcher, where he then declined any medical attention and made his own way down the road from the emergency services crews stating he was ‘going for another beer’.”