This is the dramatic moment when a student ended up being rescued after getting her head stuck in a bottle bank.

Video footage has now emerged of the student unable to move herself out of the self-imposed headlock position that the bottle bank had her in.


Wearing a black and white top, black skirt and long brown hair flowing out of the bottle bank, the girl has her head in her hands as she despairs at her misjudged decision.

Friends say the unknown student from Southampton Solent was advised to do it for a bet after drinking with friends.

One friend said: “We were out drinking and I bet her to do it. I bet she really regrets it though because I don't think she thought she was going to get stuck. She is really embarrassed.”

After initially trying the feat with enthusiasm and amusement, laughs soon turned to tears as the girl realized she was stuck by the civic offices in Southampton, saving her from a cold night in the city.

As reported this morning by the Daily Echo, Hampshire Fire and Rescue were called to the rescue in the early hours of this morning get her out safely.

A group of friends and onlookers recorded videos on their camera phones and a series of photos were soon spreading round on the social networking app Snapchat.

Fire crews from St Mary's and Redbridge were called to the scene at about 3am where they found the student surrounded by friends and unable to pull her head out of the recycling bin.

Crew manager Chris Rashleigh from Redbridge station was one of those called to bring specialist equipment to set her free.

He said: “I think it was student night, I imagine she was looking for more drink. I think she had been there for a little while by the time we got there.

“A fire fighter was supporting her while she was stuck. She was in a very comfortable position.

“Her feet were touching the ground. She said it was dark and smelly, she'd obviously been drinking.”

Daily Echo: The area where she had to be cut free is clearly visible on the bottle bank.

Mr Rashleigh added that her head was sore - from being stuck in the bin.

Eventually, with the aid of a fire fighter, she was able to pull herself free of the bin.

He said: “We were there for about five minutes making a plan to cut her out. The crew from St Mary's had tried to cut around the plastic bin with a saw.

“I was explaining what equipment we had when all of a sudden she was free.”

She was not treated for any injuries.

Mr Rashleigh said she was “very embarrassed” to be stuck in the bin for such a long time.

“She was very relieved to come out. She said 'I will never do that again.'”