Drunk man impaled on iron fence saved by firefighters (photos)

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NEW YORK – After a long night of drinking, a man was impaled on a wrought iron fence at a Manhattan park early Tuesday. He then had to be rescued by several firefighters and police.

The incident occurred just before 3 a.m. at Peter Detmold Park, which runs along FDR Drive near East 49th Street. Apparently, the man had exited a cab and climbed the fence in order to take a shortcut home through the park.

Rescuers discovered the man hanging off the side of the fence, where one of the spikes was pierced through his left leg. Fortunately, they were able to dislodge the man and bring him down without hindrance.

He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

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