Man rescued after three days in shower

    Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) A Fairbanks man got stuck in his own shower before Alaska State Troopers were able to rescue him.

    A dispatch from Alaska State Troopers Sunday said they went to the residence in Fairbanks for a welfare check and found the 67 year old man yelling for help. Troopers reported they forced their way into the home and found the man stuck beneath a platform on which the shower was built.

    The report went on to state that the man fell headfirst into a small void space behind the shower, wiggled in an attempt to turn around, but couldn't get out.

    The man was able to reach some bottled water while he was trapped to remain hydrated.  He refused medical attention at the scene.

    Firemen reported they had to work 90 minutes to remove the man as they cut into the home from the outside wall and then pulled him out.  The residence was in a multi housing unit, but despite the man's shouting and banging, no one came to see what was wrong, Troopers said.


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