6th February 2009

Whiskey saves lives

Now I  know what you’re thinking…”I already knew that whiskey is a life saver.” But this time I’m not talking about drinking yourself silly so you pass out and don’t kill yourself because your girlfriend broke up with you.

 

Here’s a story from those crazy Brits at the BBC….

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.”

Curtains closed

But after several hours without food or water, he admits, he became quite worried.

“It felt like a lifetime, you think you’re there forever,” he said.

The alarm was raised by a neighbour who had peered through the window, after becoming concerned that Mr Galliott’s curtains had not been drawn for two days.

He spent five days recovering in hospital after his ordeal earlier this month.

Mr Galliott said he was keeping another bottle of whisky by the sofa “just in case.”

Click here to watch the video…. HERE!

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