It took six police officers and almost an hour of digging and tugging to free a woman from a quagmire in Hubei on earlier this week. Miserable weather prompted her to take a shortcut down an unpaved path, where she sank knee-deep into a patch of mud and got stuck nearby a deserted construction site.
She called the police, telling them she was in urgent need of help and there was no identifying signage or construction in her immediate vicinity. A search party of officers armed with shovels eventually tracked her down and rescued her. Video shows the woman crouched beside her purse and chelsea boots, with the policemen all huddled around her getting their hands dirty:
[Images via The Paper]