Man pulled from sewer drain after being trapped inside ‘for four days’

Man rescued from sewer after days, claims fleeing gang forced him in. Police baffled by his survival, investigate his tale.
Man rescued from sewer after days, claims fleeing gang forced him in. Police baffled by his survival, investigate his tale.
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A man was pulled from a sewer drain after allegedly being trapped inside for up to four days.

An elderly motorbiker raised the alarm after hearing his cries.

It was raining heavily at the time and he was stuck in the underground pipe with water up to his chest.

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Rescuers were dispatched to the scene on Saturday (11 May).

They were unable to prise open the grille, so they directed him to another exit about 10 metres away.

Man rescued from sewer after days, claims fleeing gang forced him in. Police baffled by his survival, investigate his tale.
The man in the sewer. (Picture: Jam Press)

They managed to open the second sewer cover and lowered a ladder to the stricken 44-year-old.

Yosakorn Jannamsai was semi-conscious, emaciated, and clearly exhausted when he was pulled from the pipe.

He was taken to a local hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, as reported on Need to Know.

En route to the facility, he made the incredible claim that he had been wandering within the sewer system for three to four days.

His rescuers were stunned when he said he had gone into the pipe in a bid to give an armed gang the slip.

He claimed he had happened upon a drug delivery near a temple and attracted the dealers’ attention.

They allegedly chased him, caught him, and, for reasons unclear, forced him to consume four to five methamphetamine pills.

Then, he managed to run away again with the dealers in hot pursuit.

He stumbled upon the sewer entrance and went in in a bid to elude his assailants.

However, they allegedly blocked up the entrance so he could not get back out.

The police are investigating the case and are said to be baffled by his story.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Manun told local media that he could not have survived more than 24 hours in the sewer system.

He said the water in the pipe often rose to dangerously-high levels.

The police say the 44-year-old last worked as a security guard and has no entries on his criminal record.

At the time of reporting, officers were waiting to interview him in hospital.

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