Trapped butcher saved by black pudding

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    Media caption states he owes his life to the cylinder of blood and suet

    A who ended up being caught in a walk-in freezer got away thanks to a frozen black pudding.

    Chris McCabe, 70, stated he got caught after the freezer door in his store in Totnes, Devon, blew shut behind him.

    Stranded in temperature levels of -20 C (-4 F), with the door-release button frozen shut, he stated he utilized the 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds) sausage as a damaging ram on the release system.

    Mr McCabe stated: “No-one might hear me banging. Black pudding conserved my life.”

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    ‘Pointed and weighty’

    Upon understanding his situation, Mr McCabe at first believed he “was OKAY due to the fact that I might kick the security button from within”, however “this time it was frozen strong”.

    Stuck in temperature levels efficient in eliminating a human in about an hour, the father-of-four browsed desperately for an improvised tool to damage the button.

    With the beef too slippery and the lamb too huge, he occurred on the “finest thing” – the black pudding, made by the ’s butcher HM Sheridan of Ballater, Aberdeenshire, who Mr McCabe has actually been purchasing the pudding from for more than 20 years.

    He stated: “It was the best shape. I utilized it like the cops usage damaging rams to break door locks in. It was strong, pointed and I might get a lot of weight behind it.

    “I’m fortunate truly. We offer about 2 or 3 every week which was the last one therein.”

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