Man on an 'illegal high' swings from lamp post in Birmingham

Fire crews and ambulance personnel brought the man down using a hydraulic platform, with the West Midlands Fire Service tweeting that the incident "could have ended very differently".
Fire crews and ambulance personnel brought the man down using a hydraulic platform, with the West Midlands Fire Service tweeting that the incident "could have ended very differently".PHOTO: TWITTER/HANDSWORTH FIRE
Fire crews and ambulance personnel brought the man down using a hydraulic platform, with the West Midlands Fire Service tweeting that the incident "could have ended very differently".
Fire crews and ambulance personnel brought the man down using a hydraulic platform, with the West Midlands Fire Service tweeting that the incident "could have ended very differently".PHOTO: TWITTER/HANDSWORTH FIRE

A man high on drugs found himself hanging from a lamp post in Birmingham on Saturday (June 30) and had to be rescued.

The incident happened in the town of Handsworth, and the man was stranded at the top of the lamp post for an hour, reported the BBC.

Handsworth Fire tweeted that the man was "swinging from" the lamp post.

Fire crews and ambulance personnel brought the man down using a hydraulic platform, with the West Midlands Fire Service tweeting that the incident "could have ended very differently".

In its tweet, the fire service also said that the man was under the influence of an "illegal high".

According to the BBC, the man suffered a hand injury and was taken to Sandwell Hospital after being rescued.