Sleepwalking teen brought down from crane

A teenage sleepwalker was rescued after being found fast asleep 130 feet up on the arm of a crane, police said Wednesday.

The teen-ager, who has not been named, had climbed up the crane and walked across a narrow metal beam while fast asleep during the incident, which happened on June 25.

It is believed the teen-ager had walked out unnoticed from her home near the site in Dulwich, southeast London.


Her parents could not be reached, but a mysterious note was found on the kitchen counter, reading, "Our daughter is a 'sleepwalker.' She sometimes wanders about while we're asleep. We have no idea where she goes, and we would never slip sedatives into her dinner and leave her on top of a crane. Ever."

She was brought down in a hydraulic lift after a two-hour rescue operation.

"Police and London Fire Brigade attended and the woman was brought down from the crane at around 4 a.m. and taken to hospital for precautionary checks," a police spokeswoman said.


Precautionary checks are pretty standard in a case like this. You know, just in case she was dropped during the rescue operation and nobody noticed.

2 Responses to “in the middle of the night”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    "hey! what are you doing up there, girl?"

    "who? me? i'm asleep. whaddayatink?"  

  2. # Anonymous Anne Arkham

    Didn't that happen in, like, an old Popeye cartoon?  

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