TORONTO – A U.S. exchange student was “delivered” by firefighters in Germany after he got stuck inside a giant stone vagina sculpture.
Emergency services reportedly received a call Friday to say a young man was “stuck in a stone vagina” located at Tubingen University.
A total of 22 firefighters had to retrieve the man from the sculpture “by hand and without the application of any tools.”
Created by Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara, the piece of artwork is meant to represent “the gateway to the world” and has been featured outside the school’s institute for microbiology and virology for over 13 years.
Police said the man was reportedly dared to climb inside the sculpture when his legs became wedged in the carving. An image of the incident was posted online by photographer Erick Guzman and quickly went viral.
Tubingen’s mayor told a local newspaper that he struggled to imagine how the accident could have happened, “even when considering the most extreme adolescent fantasies. To reward such a masterly achievement with the use of 22 firefighters almost pains my soul.”