Woman Rescued After Getting Stuck in Park Toilet


Firefighters were called to rescue a California woman at a National Park in Quilcene, Washington. The Brinnon Fire Department said on its Facebook page that a woman in her forties was using the restroom at Olympic National Park when she dropped her cellphone in the toilet.

To get her phone back, she first took apart the toilet seat and tried using dog leashes to get it out.

“Eventually, she took the leashes to help support herself, which failed, and she slid into and fell into the vault head first,” the fire department said. After trying for about 15 to 20 minutes to get herself out, she was able to grab her cellphone and call 911 for assistance.

Crews with Brinnon Fire and Quilcene Fire responded to the mountain top. “The crews made a makeshift cribbing platform by passing them down to the patient. After making it tall enough for her to stand on, the crew pulled the victim to safety,” the Brinnon Fire Department said.

The woman was uninjured in the accident and did not want to be transported. She was washed off and strongly encouraged to seek medical attention after being exposed to human waste for an extended period of time.

“The patient was extremely fortunate not to be overcome by toxic gases or sustain injury,” the department said.


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