Thursday, January 29, 2009

Man trapped by sofa sipped whisky

Man trapped by sofa sipped whisky: "Joe Galliott, 65, lost his bearings during a power cut at his home in Yeovil, Somerset, and fell against the three-seater which toppled onto him.

Because of back problems, he was unable to free his 19-stone frame and remained stuck for 60 hours until a neighbour spotted him through the curtains.

He said a bottle of whisky, which had rolled within reach, kept him going.

'The whole settee tipped over catching me like a rat in a trap,' he said

'I took a sip of [the whisky] and thought, well this isn't too bad.'"