Hello everyone's worst nightmare.
Thomas Fleetwood, a hotel manager in Austria, had to survive with no food or water after he became trapped in a one-man elevator for four days. Four. Days. We don't really want to know the details of what he did for fluids and bathroom use, but apparently he survived thanks to his old military experience. Do you know what also probably didn't help? The fact that he forgot his phone when he was getting in, and the fact that the ski resort was completely empty at the time. We're learning lots of life lesson from this. Mainly that we're taking the stairs from now on.
When asked why he thought doing all this alone and phoneless was a good idea, Fleetwood said 'The lift has never broken down before, I just hadn't expected anything to happen. I broke a small glass panel at the front door of the lift and that gave me some fresh air, and tried to take off the roof of the lift to climb out, but that didn't help either. I would talk to myself and was making my plans for the future while I was stuck there.' He was eventually freed after a friend noticed post building up outside the hotel and let himself in with a spare key to what was probably not the most pleasant smell experience imaginable and got the fire services to free him.