Recently a hiker fell into a long-drop toilet and was lucky to survive her experience after being rescued by firefighters in the US.
Brinnon Fire Department Chief Tim Manly said the woman, who was at the top of Mount Walker in the Olympic National Forest, northwest of Seattle in Washington state, had been using her phone when it fell into the toilet on Tuesday, The Kitsap Sun reported.
Chief Manly said she disassembled the toilet seat and used dog leashes to try and get the phone and eventually used the leashes to tie herself off as she reached for it.
That effort failed and she fell into the toilet headfirst.
“They didn’t work very well and in she went,” Manly said.
The woman was alone and tried to get out for 10 to 15 minutes. She found the phone, then called emergency services.
The woman was extremely fortunate not to sustain injury or be overcome by toxic gases, which is where our story pivots.