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Ivan Tolvich, Allegedly Drunk, Appears To Climb, Fall Asleep On Bridge In Serbia (VIDEO)

06/05/2013 12:28 pm ET

A man from Serbia was allegedly so drunk that he missed a bridge's pedestrian walkway, and instead climbed almost 23 feet up the bridge -- about 66 feet above the water below.

Then he fell asleep.

A YouTube video of the fiasco surfaced Monday, showing the elaborate rescue of "Ivan T."

The video description states that a passersby immediately called authorities when they noticed Ivan passed out, according to a translation by The Huffington Post.

It goes on to say that neither the noise of the ambulance sirens nor the gathering of people woke him. Metro News identified the allegedly intoxicated man as 28-year-old Ivan Tolvich.

A rescuer told the paper that the operation was "delicate," and began with firemen placing a safety harness around Tolvich before bringing him down.

"The last thing we wanted was to wake him up suddenly because he might fall off," the rescuer said.

Tolvich only came to when they started lowering him to the ground. According to the YouTube video, once he realized what was happening, he thanked everyone for their efforts.

H/T msnNOW

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