UK YouTuber cements a microwave to his head - Fire service not impressed

UK YouTuber cements a microwave to his head - Fire service not impressed

A British man who cemented his head inside a microwave as a YouTube prank had to be saved by firefighters after the cement caused his airway to be blocked.

A YouTube star has left firefighters fuming after they were called to his aid following a mishap with a microwave.

West Midlands Fire Service tweeted that they were "seriously unimpressed" by the prank. A friend then used a hair dryer to harden the mixture.

The 22-year-old had managed to cement his head inside a microwave and it took firefighters and hour to get him out.

Swingler's YouTube video shows the stunt and includes a thank you message to those who rescued him at the end. They protected his head using a plastic bag inside the electrical appliance and then mixed seven bags of Polyfilla and poured it around his head.

"As amusing as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured", he said.

Swingler put his head inside a plastic bag and breathed through this tube.   TGFbro  YouTube
Swingler put his head inside a plastic bag and breathed through this tube. TGFbro YouTube

"As amusing as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured", said Watch Commander Shaun Dakin, officer in charge of the West Midlands Fire Service crew who responded.

For more than 90 minutes, his friends tried to free him, feed air into his mouth via a tube to keep him from suffocating.

Because of the welding on the microwave, crews from the technical rescue team had to help with taking the microwave apart.

Dakin explained that the rescuers were cautious in the process because they had to use a screwdriver to remove chunks of Polyfilla close to his head.

The group had already spent an hour and a half trying to free the YouTuber before deciding to call the emergency services.

Late Thursday, the channel shared a video, which contains some distressing scenes, of the stunt-gone-wrong.

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