Turkish man rescues cat stuck in tree, becomes stuck himself
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoA Turkish man attempting to rescue a cat stuck in a tree surprised curious bystanders when he became stuck in the same tree himself after saving the feline in the Bağcılar district of Istanbul. Umut Öztürk, 27, was trying to rescue the cat before firefighters arrived to save it, but ended up waiting for the fire department himself after he became stuck.
“I have a cat at home. I couldn’t stand the fact that the cat was stuck. The people called the fire department, but they acted a little irresponsibly. I couldn’t wait and climbed the tree to save it,” said Öztürk, who added that crows were hurting the cat in the meantime.
“The crows were harming the cat while I was climbing. I chased the crows away and threw the cat to the people under the tree, but ended up stuck there,” he added.
Saying that he couldn’t go down from the tree, which was approximately eight meters high, Öztürk said he waited for the fire department for half an hour.
He was rescued by the fire department, as the curious bystanders watched the scene.