Photo of the water buffalo head that fell on and "trapped" a Florida man earlier this week. Photo courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated: Friday, 11 Jun 2010, 1:50 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 11 Jun 2010, 1:50 PM EDT
ISLAMADORA, Fla. (AP) - Deputies responding to a 911 call in the Florida Keys made an unusual find: A man trapped in a recliner chair after the stuffed head of a water buffalo fell on him.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says dispatchers received a call early Friday from a man who could only yell his address and tell operators that he was crushed.
Listen to the 911 tape
When deputies arrived at the home, they discovered the man trapped in his recliner chair. He had apparently fallen asleep and woken up when the head of a water buffalo, hanging on a wall, fell on his lap.
Authorities say the head was too heavy for the man to lift. He was able to reach his cell phone and call for help.
The man, who was not identified, was taken to Mariner's Hospital for treatment.
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