Woman rescued from 100-high electric pole after 4 hours


It’s hard to imagine what goes through the mind of someone who’s in a risky situation. Case-in-point, this young lady – in the story that we’re about to tell – who was found precariously perched atop a 100-meter-tall electric pole.

Nobody, even the police, have figured out what she had intended to do, had she not been rescued in time. 

 Here’s what happened on the early morning of 5th May in Thu Duc, Ho Chi Minh City.


She climbed a 100-meter-high electric pole


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Image adapted from: Tuoi Tre

On 5th May, footage showing a girl in her 20s sitting atop an electric pole surfaced on TikTok page vnnn.official, quickly garnering tremendous attention.

According to a source familiar with the story, the girl climbed a 100-meter-tall electric pole in Thu Duc, Ho Chi Minh City around 6.30AM on 5th May all by herself. 

Fearing for her safety, residents at the scene tried to persuade her to come down. She refused to heed their calls, and the people contacted local police officers.


Took 4 hours to get her down


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Image credit: Tuoi Tre

When Thu Duc police officers arrived at the scene and communicated with her, the girl showed signs of delirium from possible drug use, Dan Tri reports.

As the police officers tried to coax her into climbing off, they prepared a life net just in case she jumped.

Around 10AM, she climbed off the pole on her own as she started to resume her consciousness.

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Image credit: Dan Tri

However, as she was halfway down, she panicked and burst into tears. At this moment, police officers approached her and helped her to the ground.

electric pole
Image credit: Dan Tri

After the successful rescue, police officers took her to the police station of Linh Trung to take her statement. However, she was constantly in a state of shock and couldn’t say anything.

To proceed with the investigation, police officers have sought help from local psychiatric professionals.


Police rescued a woman who climbed a 100M-high electric pole


As police officers are still investigating the case, there’s no conclusion yet about the young lady’s motives. Whatever her reason for climbing to such a height, we should refrain from passing judgment until the case is fully investigated.

Instead, let’s be grateful for our police officers, who averted a life-threatening accident with their patience and professionalism.

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Cover image adapted from: Tuoi Tre

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