A 50-year-old man in Taiwan survived being trapped in a disinterred grave in a public cemetery for four days by drinking his own urine to stay alive, according to police. Not as glamorous as it looks in the movies I guess.
The man, surnamed Chien, was rescued on March 13 after a couple who was visiting the Pifeng public cemetery in Nantao county heard a faint call from a coffin nearby, Want China Times reports. Police and firefighters rushed to the scene and lifted the coffin lid to find a man inside, wet with mud-stained clothing.
Chien gave police conflicting accounts of how exactly he found himself trapped in the coffin, first saying that his “friends” placed him there, then saying that he had stumbled inside of the grave while drunk. He failed to elaborate how the lid was closed on top of him, but either way, it’s horrifying.
Chien said he was terrified when he woke up from a drunken sleep to find himself confined in the coffin. He tried to call for help and pry the lid off with his hands and knees, but unfortunately could not Kill Bill his way out of it.
Eventually he became dehydrated, but was able to use a plastic bag in his pocket to collect his own urine and drink it.
Chien spent four days inside the coffin, unable to move his body. He thought he might die before he was discovered, but was given a glimpse of hope when a storm brought rainwater which he was able to drink as it leaked through gaps of the coffin.
When he heard voices near him on March 13, Chien screamed as loud as he could, knowing he would be saved upon hearing footsteps and a barking dog.
Doctors have said that Chien is now in stable condition, at least as stable as one can be after experiencing what is probably any given person’s worst fucking nightmare come true.