Economy delivery van sits between a ledge and a roof on Sydney’s North Shore
The delivery driver’s lucky escape after swerving out of the road and getting stuck hanging on a steep ledge: “Buy a lottery ticket”
- Delivery van gets stuck between a house roof and a steep ledge on Friday
- Gordon Fire and Rescue Station was called to a house on Sydney’s North Shore
- Rescuers had to use a lawn winch to bring the delivery van back to stable ground
A delivery driver escaped injury after his van had to be winched off a steep ledge by an NSW fire and rescue team.
Gordon Fire and Rescue Station uploaded photos of the unusual rescue operation on Sydney’s north coast to his Facebook page on Friday.
Images show the Budget vehicle suspended between a steep ledge and the roof of a house.
Alongside the photos, the fire hall detailed the rescue efforts involved, missing no opportunity for a pun.
An economy delivery van got lodged between a steep ledge and the roof of a house on Sydney’s North Shore (pictured)
Gordon’s Fire and Rescue Station uploaded the complex rescue operation to their Facebook page on Friday (pictured)
“It was a call that seemed to be a bit on a budget. Today Gordon Fire and Rescue were called to a delivery driver who wanted to see the wild side of the Yanko Road, ”the Fire Hall wrote.
“That’s why we never approve of shortcuts in providing service to our community and unlike our companion, we won’t let you hang.
“A lawn winch was used to initially stabilize the vehicle before a substantial stabilization and risk assessment was done to ensure that the property damage was minimal and everyone got away without injury. ”
Firefighters ensured that all packages were delivered on time and that no one was injured in the incident, with Facebook users commenting on the driver’s lucky escape.
‘Saint moly! Buy a Mr Driver lottery ticket. Well done to the crew, ”wrote one person.
‘Wow! Very scary close to tragedy, ”commented another.
“I guess that explains why my package didn’t arrive, a lucky escape and a tricky rescue without a doubt,” added a third.
The fire station used a lawn winch to bring the van back to stable ground (pictured)