UP A TREE
Gilbert Sanchez, 47, left his home in La Paz, Philippines, to live 60ft (18m) up a nearby coconut tree in 2014, after being hit on the head with a gun during an altercation. Afraid someone would come to kill him, for three years he never came down, until authorities ‘rescued’ him by force on 11 October. Every day, his mother Winifreda would bring him food, water and cigarettes, which he hauled up by rope. thaivisa.com, 24 Oct 2017.