Firefighters rescued a woman this week who tumbled into a pit toilet while attempting to retrieve her cellphone northwest of Seattle on Mt. Walker.
Brinnon Fire Department Chief Tim Manly said the woman, who was at the top of Mt. Walker, had been using her phone when it fell into the toilet, The Kitsap Sun reported.
Manly said she disassembled the toilet seat and used dog leashes to try and get the phone and eventually used the leashes to tie herself off as she reached for it. That effort failed and she fell into the toilet head first.
“They didn’t work very well and in she went,” Manly said.
Firefighters passed her blocks to stand on to reach a harness, which they used to pull her out of the vault.
The woman was alone and tried to get out for 10-15 minutes. Reunited with her phone, she called 911, Manly said.
Responding firefighters passed her blocks to stand on to reach a harness, which they used to pull her out of the vault. The Brinnon Fire Department said the woman said she was uninjured.
The woman was washed down and “was strongly encouraged to seek medical attention after being exposed to human waste, but she only wanted to leave,” the department said.
“I’ve been doing this for 40 years and that was a first,” Manly said.