This is the hilarious moment a father-of-four has to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a children’s playground toy.
Paul Clark, 37, got on the spring rocker to demonstrate it to his young daughter but he soon got stuck.
The man, from Nottingham, East Midlands, was unable to move for over thirty minutes.
Paul Clark, 37, got stuck on the rocker after his daughter asked him to show her how it worked
The father-of-four was stuck on the toy for about 30 minutes until the firefighters arrived
A hilarious video shot by his trainee photographer’s young daughter shows the full incident as the man tries to rattle around but without success.
‘It was actually quite scary,’ Mr Clark said.
‘It was quite embarrassing.’
He used his daughter’s phone to ring the fire brigade who got to the playground to rescue him
‘Some people think I was wasting the rescue team’s time but if I hadn’t called them I’d still be stuck right now.’
He said he got stuck in the helicopter spring rocker after his daughter asked him to show her how the toy worked.
He said: ‘I thought as a treat I’d take my children to the park.
The four firefighters had to screw the frame off the spring rocker to rescue the stuck man
‘My youngest daughter asked what the helicopter was and said she wouldn’t go on it until I did first.
‘I got, it was a bit of a tight squeeze.
‘I was on for about five minutes before I tried to get off but I couldn’t. She thought it was hilarious and started filming it.’
The father gradually became more tangled in the toy, eventually ripping his trousers and smashing his phone.
As he was stuck on the spring rocker, Mr Clark ripped his trousers and smashed his phone
‘I was rattling around and slid down further,’ he said.
‘I was wedged in and ripped my trousers and smashed my phone
‘I thought if I kept wriggling I would be able to get out but it really hurt. It was getting a bit ridiculous.
‘Eventually after about half-an-hour I got my daughter to pass me her phone and I rang the fire brigade.’
He described his experience as ‘quite scary’ and ’embarrassing’ as he tried to rattle around
Mr Clark was rescued by four firefighters who screw the frame off the rocker to release him.
He added: ‘They got some bolt croppers and were going to chop the handles off but I didn’t want them to ruin the rocker.
‘In the end they screwed the handles off with a special drill so you can’t tell there’s any damage to it.’
Mail Online has contacted Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service for comment.