Canadian man rescued after chaining self to tree
Wed Aug 1, 1:19 PM ET
"VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A man has been rescued after he spent nearly a week chained to a tree in a mountain forest near Vancouver in what police believe was a failed suicide attempt.
Hikers searching for a lost dog near the city on Canada's Pacific coast heard the 48-year-old man's calls for help late on Tuesday. They alerted police, who eventually needed a helicopter to pull the man out safety because of the difficult mountain terrain.
West Vancouver Police said the man told them he went to a remote area of the Vancouver suburb six days ago to take his own life and chained himself to the tree in the process.
His injuries were not considered life threatening."
And once again, animals get faster service than humans...