By Tara Rippin •
Published: 30 Nov 2018 • 13:11
A MAN who had left his keys in his flat attempted to get in through his balcony and ended up hanging from his façade before police managed to rescue him.
The 49 year-old climbed onto the roof of the apartment block in Sant Andreu de la Barca, Barcelona and using a rope, lowered himself over the edge.
It transpired the rope wasn’t long enough, and he was left hanging precariously.
Neighbours notified the police and fire service, who finally managed to bring him back to safety.
RESCUE: Resident left in the air after locking himself outCREDIT: Ajuntament de Sant Andreu de la Barca
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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