A local fire brigade received a call on March 21 saying that a man was sleeping in a parasol tree near Gaozhai Primary School in the town of Songqi in Anshun, southwest China’s Guizhou province.
Firemen rushed to the scene and found a man holding a branch, deeply asleep in a parasol tree more than 5 meters high.
A fireman climbed up the tree with a stepladder. He put a safety belt on the man and brought him down to the ground.
The man continued sleeping on the ground after he was rescued. The local police took him back to the police station to sober up.
According to the local police, the man, named Gong, lives in the town. He is a well-known alcoholic.