A builder who broke both his arms and legs after falling off a construction site survived for nearly a week by drinking his own urine.
Friends of Yang Hsieh thought he’d quit his job at the building site in Hunan province, central China.
But the 28-year-old had slipped and plunged 65ft, shattering his limbs and breaking his mobile phone.
Unable to move or phone anyone he tried calling out for help but no one heard him.
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Builder Fai She, 32, said: ‘At first we thought he was off sick.
‘We tried calling him but the phone was constantly off and by day four we thought he must have found work somewhere else.
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‘We had no idea he was lying on the ground below us.’
Yang was eventually found six days later when passerby Kang Chia, 47, heard his feeble cries for help.
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He was taken to hospital where doctors say he is now making a full recovery.
Yang told local media: ‘I had to drink my own urine for six days to stop myself dehydrating.’
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