My evening took a bit of a dramatic turn last night when I decided to go to the pub for dinner. I was about to tuck into my main course, sitting at a table outside, when I heard a strange wailing noise. It was quite noisy and I couldn’t see any sign of anyone in distress so I carried on eating. Then it came again followed by several members of the staff who came and stood outside peering up at the roof.
It turned out that a young lady who works there (with her knee in a brace as she had broken a ligament in her knee) had tried to climb onto the roof to rescue her cat! Perhaps not a great idea while incapacitated (although we love our pets and do what it takes to protect them sometimes). Consequently she’d fallen and hurt herself quite badly and was lying on the roof terrace wailing in pain.
A very unfortunate incident but luckily the fire service turned up quickly and got to work. Then it got challenging as they couldn’t get her off the roof through the building. Two fire engines and a fire truck later they were ready to go. It was seriously impressive how they managed to extend the car across in the air about 20 metres. It was quite a rescue to watch and apparently she’s OK.