Pier man’s five-day or­deal

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Opinion -

A HOME­LESS man trapped un­der­neath a Mel­bourne pier has claimed he was stuck there for at least five days.

Res­cue crews ex­tracted the man from the Dock­lands pier about 9.30am yes­ter­day af­ter passers-by heard his cries for help. Fire brigade com­man­der Rick Gili said it was not known ex­actly how long he had been there.

“He was sit­ting crouched on a ledge, a sup­port­ing beam of sorts, but he wasn’t in a good way men­tally or phys­i­cally,” Com­man­der Gili said.

The man told his res­cuers he had been there for be­tween five to 12 days.

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