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Chris McCabe, a Butcher, Batters Way Out of Freezer With a Sausage

Chris McCabe, a Butcher, Batters Way Out of Freezer With a Sausage

Blood sausage or black pudding (Boudin noir) from local butcher, uncooked. (Padufoto/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Friday, 12 January 2018 12:24 PM

Chris McCabe, a 70-year-old butcher from the U.K., battered his way out of a freezer with a frozen blood pudding sausage.

The father of four got trapped inside a walk-in freezer in his shop in Totes, Devon, when the door blew shut, BBC noted.

Normally in an instance such as this, McCabe would just flip the door release switch, but it was frozen solid.

Stuck in a freezer cold enough to kill a human within an hour, and with nobody close enough to hear him calling for help, McCabe began to panic.

"My heart sank for a moment, then I thought 'I'll have to kick myself out of it,'" he said, according to the Daily Mail.

However, after trying and failing to jar the button loose, he desperately began rummaging around for something that he could use as a tool to release the switch.

That was when the idea of a black pudding sausage came to mind.

"They weigh 1.5kg and they are a big long stick that you can just about get your hand around," he said, per The Telegraph. "I managed to get in a position to bash the button a few times until the ice broke and the door opened."

Fate was definitely on his side, it would seem.

"I'm lucky really, we sell about two or three each week and that was the last one in there," he told the Daily Mail, adding that "black pudding saved my life, without a doubt."

This is not the first time that the freezer door has blown shut behind McCabe, but he has always been able to activate the door release switch.

The ordeal is not something he wants to experience again so as a precautionary measure, McCabe said he has since called in a refrigerator engineer to surround the button with a layer of silicone to prevent it from freezing.

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